Saving the Earth…One Native Tree at a Time

Photo: by Sandy Greene Lacey Dean and new trainees Steve Talley and Tom Engle listen to Forester Charlie Huppuch. Saving the Earth…One Native Tree at a Time On February 28, Lacey Dean, new trainees Steve Talley and Tom Engle, and Sandy helped Forester Charlie Huppuch plant native trees (bristly locust, shortleaf pine) along the Marl…

Volunteer Opportunity: 8th Annual Shenandoah Mountain Wildflower Walks

Photo: by The National Parks Experience Volunteer Opportunity 8th Annual Shenandoah Mountain Wildflower Walks On April 25, Headwaters Master Naturalists will be hosting four wildflower walks in three different locations on Shenandoah Mountain. The purpose of these hikes is to introduce, familiarize and promote the diversity of wildflowers and wildlife on Shenandoah Mountain. Shenandoah Mountain…

Help Save Lucy!

Help Save Lucy! Help Save Lucy! Headquarters is looking for summer help, well, anytime help really! Volunteers must be rabies vaccinated, 18 years or older, attend scheduled training sessions and secure a state permit (we’ll help). A small stipend is available for people who can commit to at least 10 hrs/ week for June and…

The Eastern Spotted Skunk Project

Photo: by the trail camera Emily and Adrie caught on camera setting up the bait station. The Eastern Spotted Skunk Project The Eastern Spotted Skunk Survey Project is back for one more winter! Started and coordinated by Va Tech graduate student Emily Thorne, Virginia Master Naturalists have been adopting sites to set up baited trail cameras…

Adopt-A-Highway Adventures

Hardy and hot HMNs in the heat of … October! Carl Droms, David Forrer, Jerry Hopkins.   Wednesday, October 2 was unseasonably hot! Nevertheless, a handful of hardy HMNs managed to cover over two-thirds of our designated Adopt-a-highway roadway on Spring Creek Rd in Bridgewater to collect over six bags of trash and a bag of…

Look at Our Beautiful Compost Drop-off Art!

Headwaters Master Naturalists were well-represented at the “Artwork Dedication & Celebration of Composting” event held during the Saturday Harrisonburg Farmers Market on August 17. Compost Drop-off project coordinator Adrie Voors assembled some local composting “champions” to help dedicate a new painting created by local artist Erin Murray for the Compost Drop-off collection area near the…