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Black Bear Composting Tour

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 9 Eric Walter of Black Bear Composting took a dozen of us associated with the Market Compost Drop-off project on a tour of his facility off highway 340 in Crimora. Started in October of 2011, the business currently occupies just a few of Eric’s 47 acres allowing most of…

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Poison Outing

About 20 of us met at Sherando Lake Recreation Area on Sunday, June 19 for a program on “Poisonous Plants, Mushrooms and Animals in our National Forests” offered by Wild Virginia and led by Dr. Chris Holstege, director of the Blue Ridge Poison Center. After an introduction to some of the poisonous plants that grow…

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Arboretum Stream Planting Day Scheduled

The stream restoration and storm water management project at the Edith J Carrier Arboretum at JMU continues and our Master Naturalists continue to contribute volunteer hours towards planting forbs, shrubs and trees and weeding out invasive species. On June 21, three Headwaters Chapter volunteers joined other Arboretum volunteers and staff at the sycamore flats area…

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Nicky Staunton Presentation

Twenty-four people packed the comfortable and welcoming conference room at the North River Branch of the Massanutten Regional Library System in Bridgewater, Virginia, Saturday, June 4th. These twenty-four included our presenter, Nicky Staunton and her daughter Lou as well as Headwaters and Allegheny Master Naturalists, members of the Virginia Native Plant Society and guests of…

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SNP/HMN Spring Clean-up

Shenandoah National Park/ Headwaters Master Naturalists Spring Clean-up With 2016 being the National Park Service’s Centennial year, Shenandoah National Park will have a marked increase in visitation with folks coming from all over the world to take in the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.  A trip along Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive offers visitors stunning views of…

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HMN Training Class Scheduled

Headwaters Chapter Basic Training Class 2016/2017 Weekly evening classes starting Tuesday, September 13, 2016 McKinney Science Center, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater ~ 6:00PM-8:30PM Two ten-week sessions separated by a winter break Field trips! More HERE Please share this exceptional opportunity to learn with and become part of our diverse, talented and passionate Naturalists’ community working to…