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Second conservEX Meetup at The Yost Farm

Thanks to everyone who came out to the first conservEX adventure at The Hammond Farm! What a fantastic property!

This Saturday we will venture a little farther away from Roanoke to The Yost Farm in Catawba, VA. The highlight of this location is it's historic mill!

Just like last time, on-site to help us learn a little about the beautiful surroundings will be Master Naturalist, Diana Hackenburg from The Blue Ridge Land Conservancy! For those who are inclined to head a little deeper into the wilderness, come prepared with long pants and whatever other provisions you might need!

Admission is $15.00 for ER members; or $10.00 for OWL members; and an additional $2.00 if you bring a Model. You may also opt for $30 which gets you Yost Farm admission and Museum membership for future discounts. All admission fees collected will help support both The Link Museum & our great friends at The Land Conservancy!

So, here is the plan! We will be meeting in the back parking lot of The O. Winston Link Museum bright and early at 7am for those who wish to follow myself and Diana. Our group will leave no later than 7:20am! This will put us arriving at the Yost Farm around 8am. For those who may live a little closer to the destination than the museum departure point, here is the address: 3875 Catawba Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060.

Space is limited for these conservEX Meetups.

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  • Bob S.

    Great morning!

    August 9, 2013

  • Mike M.

    Thanks everyone! We had a great time!

    August 5, 2013

  • Jean Poff G.

    I didn't realize this was McDonald Mill. Now and I am even more upset that I could not come.

    August 5, 2013

  • Art S.

    Another Great meetup setup by Diana and Mike. I am looking forward to more in the new conservEX series in August and September.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Sandra W.

    I will meet you there. I'm coming from Southwest Roanoke County, if anyone needs a ride.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Sharyn O.

    bummer. weekends are out for me at present...

    August 1, 2013

  • Meagan W.

    This one doesn't workout for me this time. Can't wait to see pictures.

    August 1, 2013

  • Karen E.

    Is this at McDonald's Mill? Trying to figure out exactly where this is, meetup map isn't helpful.

    August 1, 2013

    • Mike M.

      From the O. Winston Link Museum (101 Shenandoah Ave NE Roanoke, VA 24016):
      Head west on Shenandoah Ave toward Commonwealth Ave.
      Take the 2nd right onto N. Jefferson St.
      Turn right onto Wells Ave NE.
      Turn left onto Williamson Rd. NE
      Take a slight right onto 581 N/US 220 N toward Lexington/Salem.
      Take exit 1 S on the left to merge onto I-81 S toward Salem/Bristol.
      Take exit 141 for VA-419 N/N Electric Road.
      Turn right onto VA-311 N. Follow for approximately 7 miles.
      Past the Homeplace Restaurant, turn left onto VA-785 S/Blacksburg Road. Follow for approximately 10 miles.
      Pass Gallion Ridge Road on your right and turn left at the next driveway.

      August 1, 2013

    • Karen E.

      Thanks Mike. I'm coming from the other way, but I know where Gallion Ridge Road is.

      August 1, 2013

8 went

  • Mike M.
    Link Museum Adminstation Coordinator,
    Event Host
  • Art S.
    Contributing Member, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Tom C.
    Contributing Member
  • Bob S.
    Contributing Member
  • Sandra W.
    Contributing Member
  • John S.
    Contributing Member
  • A former member

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