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…

Nicky Staunton Presentation

Twenty-four people packed the comfortable and welcoming conference room at the North River Branch of the Massanutten Regional Library System in Bridgewater, Virginia, Saturday, June 4th. These twenty-four included our presenter, Nicky Staunton and her daughter Lou as well as Headwaters and Allegheny Master Naturalists, members of the Virginia Native Plant Society and guests of…

Marcia Mabee Presentation

March 15th, a beautiful spring afternoon, found eleven people gathered in the Bridgewater library to listen to and watch Marcia Mabee talk about the journey she has taken since she and her first husband bought Naked Mountain in Nelson County in 1988. Jerry Hopkins, Mike Smith (a Virginia Native Plant Society member), Ann Murray, Eric…