Needed: Volunteers for 2 Great Festivals

Photo from https://harrisonburg-international-festival.org/ HMN Outreach Needs You . . . To Put a Friendly Face on Our Biodiverse and Accessible Parks and Forests We have two wonderful opportunities for HMN outreach, especially if you are conversational in Spanish or Russian. Even if you aren’t, volunteers to represent Headwaters and share information about and your enthusiasm for…

Design Competition!

Photo: VMN Recertification Pins, 2011-2019 Calling All Artists: Design Competition for VMN 2020 Recertification Pin The species for the pin will be an aquatic macroinvertebrate Who can enter: Any VMN volunteer (certified, member or trainee) What is the topic: submit artwork that could be the basis for the pin design: an aquatic macroinvertebrate Guidelines: 1. Species: You can choose…

Book Announcement: A Great New Field Guide from One of Our Own!

Photo: Johns Hopkins University Press Book Announcement: Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia Congratulations, Paul E. Bugas, Jr.!   In Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia, the foremost experts on Commonwealth fishes bring their decades of field experience to readers, offering a complete reference to the fishes of the entire state of Virginia. Gathering…

Trip Back in Time

June Weekend Retreat Review Precipitated by the chance meeting of our Headwaters Chapter’s president and the then president of the Southwestern Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists at a leadership workshop last fall, members of our Chapter recently enjoyed a full weekend of activities in a distant part of Virginia new to many of…

About VA Groundwater with Joel Maynard

Virtual Hydro-Geologic Tour of Rockingham and Augusta Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Groundwater Characterization Geologist Joel Maynard lent his expertise and enthusiasm to Headwaters Master Naturalists and guests in a program at the DEQ’s local office on Wednesday, June 26. The presentation was attended by ten master naturalists and eight guests. Before zeroing in on…

Announcing HMN Photo Contest

Update August 2019: The contest has wrapped up and voting is completed. Find the winners HERE! Headwaters Chapter members are invited to submit photos you’ve taken anywhere in Virginia from anytime you were a Master Naturalist, that fit categories listed below. Submissions will be accepted through the end of June after which we will ask Chapter…

The Water Beneath Us

Want to learn about the water beneath us?  Attend the “Virtual Hydro-Geologic Tour of Rockingham and Augusta” on Wednesday, June 26.  Joel Maynard, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Groundwater Characterization Geologist for our region, will be describing the occurrence and movement of groundwater in our area. His presentation, which will include photos and fascinating…