Update on Underground Classroom & Call for Volunteers

Photo: from Headwaters SWCD I wanted to update you on the Underground Classroom progress and follow up on the volunteer program! The Underground Classroom has been off to a great start and we are starting to get more and more event signups. With more events comes the need for more volunteers. Everyone loves the trailer so…

Conference Report from VMN Program Director

Photo: by Michelle Prysby Volunteers honed their woody plant identification skills with Ellen Powell, Conservation Education Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Forestry. We were thrilled to have 210 volunteers and dozens of instructors, sponsoring agency representatives, and partners come together September 20-22 for our 2019 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Volunteer Training and Conference.  This…

Learn to be an Active Watershed Steward! Participate in CBF’s 2019 VoiCeS Course

Thursday evenings, October 10 through November 21, 6-8:45 pm. Waynesboro Public Library, 600 S. Wayne Avenue, Waynesboro. The Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) program engages local volunteers and their communities to create a deeper understanding of the Bay and the efforts to restore it. VoiCeS is CBF’s most in-depth adult education program available to its members and…

Cohort VI Potluck

Photo: Front: David Forrer; Back (l-r): John Bauman, Linc Gray, John Schuster, Elizabeth Pass, Rebecca Stimson, Pam Gray, Derek Blyer The evening of August 9 turned out to be perfect weather for Cohort VI’s Potluck at Pam and Linc Gray’s house. Pam and Linc graciously opened their home for delicious food, great conversation, and fun games. Who…

Middle River Cleanup Success

With the help of Team Riverwalkers, and 14 other teams totaling nearly 100 volunteers, the Friends of the Middle River (FOMR) removed 150 tires, and filled a 30 cubic yard dumpster ~2/3 full of an assortment of trash, from the Middle River during our annual cleanup this year. – FOMR Chairman Dave Mangun HMNs were…

Look at Our Beautiful Compost Drop-off Art!

Headwaters Master Naturalists were well-represented at the “Artwork Dedication & Celebration of Composting” event held during the Saturday Harrisonburg Farmers Market on August 17. Compost Drop-off project coordinator Adrie Voors assembled some local composting “champions” to help dedicate a new painting created by local artist Erin Murray for the Compost Drop-off collection area near the…