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…

2019 VMN Conference Registration Is Open!

Register Now To Secure Your Choices! Registration for the 2019 VMN Statewide Conference is open! August 18 – Early Registration Closes August 19 – Regular Registration Opens September 1 – Registration Closes Changes to your registration (including any refund requests), must be done on or before September 6 A few quick notes: For now, use…

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…

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…

Meet Tyler!

Tyler Urgo is the Shenandoah Valley Region Steward for the Virginia Natural Heritage Program of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. He previously spent many years with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Tyler is learning about Headwaters Master Naturalists while he slides into our Chapter advisor position. Our founding advisor, Paul Bugas, has…

Photo Contest!

Every Chapter Has Fantastic Photos: Should It Be So Hard to Find Them? This year’s VMN Photo Contest has not only simplified technical and submission requirements, it features more categories to show off your photographic work and will be judged by amazing photographers. This is the year that every chapter should enter the VMN Photo…