The George-Washington and Jefferson National Forest invites you to the beautiful shores of Virginia for its 2017 Passport in Time excavation project! Combined agencies concerned with historic preservation have recognized the impacts of weather and rising sea levels, deeper plowing, and sheet erosion on archaeological sites along the Atlantic Coast, in the Chesapeake Bay, and within the tidal sections of tributary rivers. With these factors in mind, time is of the essence to locate, record, and preserve as many of these historic and prehistoric treasures as possible, and we need your help! This spring, as a cooperative effort among PIT/the FS and other agencies, and as a field school, we will test two important sites along Virginia’s eastern shore to enhance data collection on their threatened resources. Participants in this year’s PIT project will be exposed to a wealth of information, including proper field testing and documentation methods, early Virginian history, and much more. There is also much to see and do here in your hours “off the clock:” it’s a beautiful place to be in the spring, with breath-taking vistas, abundant natural and archaeological history to explore, and fishing and crabbing right from the pier near our campsite! So, come help us document history before it’s gone; stay for the blue crab and camaraderie – see you in May! Applications will only be accepted until the project slot is filled, so apply today!