2019 VMN Photo Contest Results

Photo: 1st place in Virginia Master Naturalists in Action: “Naturalist Stream Monitoring Training” by Dianna Bridges (VMN-New River Valley Chapter)   This year was the seventh Virginia Master Naturalist photo contest, with categories for “Virginia Native Flora & Fungi,” “Virginia Native Wildlife,” “Virginia Native Landscapes,” “Virginia Native Macro and Night Photography,” and “Virginia Master Naturalists in Action.” We received approximately 100 entries…

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…

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…

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…

Elkton Autumn Days Outreach

Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd were gorgeous days in Elkton, Virginia and the crowds at the annual Autumn Days festival took full advantage. There were an estimated 6,000 people in attendance on Saturday, and 3-4,000 on Sunday! Rachael Baczynski organized and manned Headwaters Master Naturalist tables in the Kids’ Zone on both days.…