Volunteers Planting Riparian Buffer

Along Hawksbill Greenway in Luray, Virginia “The Luray-Hawksbill Greenway combines a lush habitat for birds, butterflies, trout, and other wildlife along with urban amenities. … The young trees and rough grass located here are part of our Riparian Buffer. This planting of a sixteen-acre plot along the Hawksbill Creek was done with a grant awarded…

Marl Creek Trail Tree Planting

Andrea Dono and Tom Engle plant a seedling along Marl Creek on March 5th. Photo by Sandy Greene. On Saturday, March 5th, Master Naturalists met retired USFS Forester Charlie Huppuch at McCormick Farm in Raphine to plant bare root tree seedlings along the Marl Creek trail. Several master naturalists were joined by former Headwaters Chapter…

McCormick Farm Tree Planting 2022

Enhancing the Marl Creek Trail Riparian Buffer Volunteer Opportunity Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM McCormick Farm, 128 Cyrus McCormick Circle, Raphine, VA 24472 Planting trees and maintaining the Marl Creek Trail at McCormick Farm (Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Research and Extension Center) in Raphine, has been an annual project since our…

Sowing Chestnuts

Master Naturalists Volunteer with the American Chestnut Foundation On February 3 and 4, Headwaters Master Naturalist volunteers joined up with Rivanna Chapter VMNs and members of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to sow chestnuts at the Virginia Department of Forestry’s Center in Crimora.  The TACF organizers were happily surprised with the total number of volunteers…