The VHS Conservation Committee is planning to survey Ware Creek Wildlife Management Area(WCWMA) on Sunday April 29 and Sunday May 6 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Sunday dates arenecessary to avoid potential safety conflicts with the spring turkey hunting season). WCWMA islocated on the York River in the community of Barhamsville near Williamsburg in New KentCounty. WCWMA contains more than 2600 acres of mixed hardwood and pine forest, extensivewetlands and open fields. WCWMA has not previously been surveyed by VHS. It is of interestto the Conservative Committee as 13 amphibian and reptile species with VDGIF tieredconservation status have been documented for New Kent County, several of which might bepresent in WCWMA.
These surveys are VHS members-only events, with each member entitled to invite oneadditional guest participant. Participants can attend on either or both survey dates. If you plan toattend please provide your (and your guest) contact details on the registration form that followsfor the date(s) you plan to attend.
For the surveys, please come prepared for a harsh woodland and wetland environment. Suitableboots (waterproof if possible), insect and tick repellant, lunch or snacks and plenty of water arestrongly recommended.
Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 227 VA-30 Toano/Williamsburg. Turn left (if traveling fromRichmond) or right (if traveling from Newport News) onto Old Stage Road (VA-30). After 1.5miles turn right onto Holly Forks Road, which becomes Tabernacle Road after 0.9 miles.Continue on Tabernacle Road for 1.9 miles and turn left onto Triangle Road. After 0.5 miles turnright onto Holly Fork Rd and proceed 0.3 miles to Millers Road. Turn left on Millers Road andcontinue 0.4 miles to the management area.