Harrisonburg’s Blacks Run Cleanup Green Scene, April 15
Earth Day Staunton, April 22
On left, Sarah Foster, Cohort VIII, hosts our table at Earth Day Staunton on April 22. On right, Rob Beaton, Cohort VIII, and Ann Murray, Cohort II.
Lots of visitors on a rainy day, for a native plants theme.Sandy Greene, Cohort I
Other volunteers: Gretchen Achenbach, John Bauman, Peggy Plass. Other HMN’s were hosting all over the gym at other agencies and organizations. Busy and fun!
Waynesboro’s Riverfest, April 29
… Riverfest … was a very well attended event and a beautiful day. Sandy’s beautiful display attracted many people who had a wide variety of experience with nature. So many people had stories to tell and pictures to share. It was great to introduce folks to iNaturalist app and Homegrown National Park. I was so impressed with the school children – some from as far as Hampton – and their understanding of the importance of pollinators. I think enough people took info about being a Master Naturalist to fill another program. Having current students talk about the program was impactful. Everyone (including us) learned new things. I was also pleased with the interest in bluebirds – a future CE program! It was great to be next to the Native Plant table, a symbiotic relationship and huge draw.
… Hooray for Sandy who really knows her stuff and generously shares her expertise.Cindy Westley, HMN Outreach Committee