Ridge and Valley Native Plants Guide

New HMN Project Anna Maria Johnson is excited to announce a new approved project that you can participate in for volunteer hours. Anna Maria is the coordinator of a group of plant-loving people who are working to create a Ridge and Valley Native Plants Guide. The Guide will be similar to other plant guides that…

Virginia Working Landscapes

Eastern Meadowlark photographed during a VWL grassland bird survey¬†at Crusher Run Farm in Rockingham County. Photo by Zack Perdue. Thanks to Zack Perdue, Cohort VII, who joined the Virginia Working Landscapes project this year, for sharing this report with us! Virginia Working Landscapes or VWL is a program sponsored by the Smithsonian since 2010 to…

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…