Pollinator Habitat Training

Be a Habitat Partner© and share your passion for wildlife and wildlife habitat! Volunteer Training Offered by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with assistance from the University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences Thursday, August 17, 2017 • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Massanetta Springs Conference Center and Lake Shenandoah This workshop brings…

June Naturalist Meet-up at Todd Lake

Thanks to the dozen or so Master Naturalists who joined us for the June 24th Naturalist Meet-up at Todd Lake. Chapter Advisor Paul Bugas provided a great history and overview of flood control dams in Virginia and the National Forests. Most recently there are efforts to decommission older dams that are in need of repair…

Rocky Mount Fire to be Featured at the HMN Annual Member Meeting January 21, 2017

The Headwaters Chapter is planning its annual membership meeting to be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11PM-3PM at Arey Hall, Bridgewater Municipal Building, 201 Green St., Bridgewater. Snow date is Saturday, January 28th. Thanks to our Programs Committee Chair Judy Tammi for organizing this meeting! Come for a potluck, a short business meeting including…

VMN Conference 2016

Headwaters Chapter was represented by our chapter president, Sandy Greene, at the annual VMN conference: Amazing CE, field trips, and idea sharing at the state conference this weekend at the 4H center at Smith Mountain Lake. More than 250 Master Naturalists. In case you didn’t see all the offerings, (it was hard, and you had…

Black Bear Composting Tour

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 9 Eric Walter of Black Bear Composting took a dozen of us associated with the Market Compost Drop-off project on a tour of his facility off highway 340 in Crimora. Started in October of 2011, the business currently occupies just a few of Eric’s 47 acres allowing most of…

Poison Outing

About 20 of us met at Sherando Lake Recreation Area on Sunday, June 19 for a program on “Poisonous Plants, Mushrooms and Animals in our National Forests” offered by Wild Virginia and led by Dr. Chris Holstege, director of the Blue Ridge Poison Center. After an introduction to some of the poisonous plants that grow…