Middle River Cleanup Success

With the help of Team Riverwalkers, and 14 other teams totaling nearly 100 volunteers, the Friends of the Middle River (FOMR) removed 150 tires, and filled a 30 cubic yard dumpster ~2/3 full of an assortment of trash, from the Middle River during our annual cleanup this year. – FOMR Chairman Dave Mangun HMNs were…

Trees for Harrisonburg

Recently, Headwaters Master Naturalists joined other volunteers to help the City of Harrisonburg plant over 50 trees. On Wednesday, October 24, Kathy McKenzie, Cohort V, planted trees around Thomas Harrison Middle School, and on Saturday, October 27, trees were planted along a small tributary at Heritage Forest and Gardens. A variety native species were planted,…

Become a Chesapeake Steward!

Aligning with many things Master Naturalists hold dear, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is offering its first ever class in the valley to become a steward of the Chesapeake Bay. VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards) classes will be held weekly for six evenings on Thursdays beginning on October 11 this fall in Verona. The course includes…

CWD Testing

Saturday, November 26 was a long and cold day for me hanging out beside a remote country store in Fort Valley, VA. Working from the back of a pick up, surrounded by bags of deer heads, self-conscious of the “Choose Vegan” sticker on my car window, I was way out of my element welcoming camo-clad…

Science Night Saturday

Bridgewater College Physics Professor (and vermiculture enthusiast) Deva O’Neill coordinated Science Night Saturday as a first annual public event “… for children ages four through 12 and their families to explore the world of science …” Held on Saturday, November 12 from 4-6PM at the College’s McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics, members of the…

Plant ID Workshop

Workshop Plant Identification and Introduction to the Flora of Virginia Harrisonburg, VA Hosted by the Shenandoah Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society Date: April 15-16. (Friday- Saturday) Time: 9:30am-1:30 pm. Two day class, same time both days Instructor: Marion Lobstein, Botanist and Professor Emeritus, Northern Virginia Community College (Contact information: mblobstein [at] earthlink.net, 703…