HMNs Help with Heat Watch Project

On July 15, HMNs Adrie Voors, Art Fovargue, and I, along with other volunteers, participated in the “Heat Watch” project, a nationwide program for heat mapping in local communities. Our job was to drive around a preset 20-mile route with a temperature sensor attached to the passenger’s side window of our car. The device measures…

Volunteering at the Edith J Carrier Arboretum

HMN Project Spotlight by Dave Forrer on his work at the Edith J Carrier Arboretum at JMU I was asked to write an article about my experience volunteering at the arboretum…and I’m pleased to do whatever I can to support this wonderful natural gem we have within the sprawl of eastern Harrisonburg.  Although I had…

Heat Mapping

Bridgewater College student Trevor Brooks is looking for volunteers to help collect data for a heat mapping project named Heat Watch. “We aim to collect highly detailed near surface air temperature data of different areas around Harrisonburg and Bridgewater. The data collected will relate land use and topography to temperatures, and the projects’ results should…

A Little Help for the Bats

On Thursday, June 17th 2021, members of the Headwaters Master Naturalists chapter volunteered at The Save Lucy Campaign facility in Mount Solon. The Save Lucy Campaign is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of white-nose syndrome in bats and rehabbing injured bats along with education to the public regarding all things bats. The volunteers…