2019 VMN Conference Planning Underway

Massanetta Springs: Here we come! September 20 – 22, 2019 Have a favorite naturalist-related presenter, topic, place, or activity you’d like to share with other Master Naturalists from around the state? Now is the time to get involved with planning for the 2019 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Conference and Volunteer Training! As announced in the August…

HMNs Gather at Grand Caverns

Recap of July 22, 2018, Membership Summer Gathering What started out as an opportunity to gather as many Headwaters Master Naturalists as possible for a summer event, turned into a full day of community building, field trips and continuing education at Grand Caverns Park in Grottoes. Highlights from the day included: Board Meeting with reports…

Pipeline Construction Safety and Regulation Update

To Headwaters Master Naturalists (and all those who frequent National Forest land in Augusta County) from Sandy Greene,  April 2, 2018 We have been following the permitting process for Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), with 56 miles of 42” fracked natural gas pipeline through Augusta County. The final permits from the Virginia Marine Resource Commission…

Getting Batty at the HMN Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 20, 2018, Headwaters Master Naturalists gathered at the Bridgewater Community Center at Arey Hall to socialize, reconnect over a pot luck meal, and support our bats through continuing education and outreach. It was an absolutely beautiful and yes, an unseasonably warm winter day, adding extra energy to conversations, as around 30 HMNs perused…

HMN Annual Membership Meeting

Calling all Headwaters Master Naturalists! Please join us for our annual membership meeting!  Saturday, January 20, 2018 12 PM Arey Assembly Hall 201 Green St., Bridgewater Activities for the general membership include a used book sale, a potluck lunch, the annual meeting and HMN board elections, and continuing education program about bat research and conservation.…

Finding Diversity

Each year in our Chapter’s Annual Report for the VMN program we are asked to describe our efforts in complying with the program’s guidelines to strive for diversity in our membership. The request looks like this: Civil Rights Compliance Information To comply with state and federal guidelines, we are required to document the following information…

Annual Meeting January 2017

The Headwaters Chapter held its Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 21, 2017, bringing together a great cross section of our membership for food and fellowship, learning opportunities, sharing chapter happenings and filling board positions. Chapter President Sandy Greene expresses her gratitude for everyone who helped make it a success: “Great job Judy, on the facility…