Finding Diversity

Each year in our Chapter’s Annual Report for the VMN program we are asked to describe our efforts in complying with the program’s guidelines to strive for diversity in our membership. The request looks like this: Civil Rights Compliance Information To comply with state and federal guidelines, we are required to document the following information…

HMN Graduates 5th Class!

Congratulations to the 23 graduates of Headwaters Chapter’s Cohort V Basic Training class! Their accomplishments were celebrated on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, with dinner and the distribution of certificates, name tags and t-shirts in the community room of Eagle Carpet in Harrisonburg. Space constraints meant the entire chapter could not attend the festivities but the entire chapter does join…

HMN Wildflower Walks 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, the Headwaters Master Naturalists led three wildflower walks on trails on Shenandoah Mountain. Nearly 50 participants and 15 master naturalists hit the trails in search of spring wild flowers. Highlights from the three trails include: Dowell’s Draft Trail (moved from Braley’s Pond due to fish stocking at the pond): Trailing Arbutus…

Stream Temperature Study

In late March and early April, HMN trainees Morgan and Ben Martindell and members Adrie Voors and Carl Droms were among a group of 49 who volunteered to deploy temperature loggers for Trout Unlimited’s Upper Shenandoah Stream Temperature Study. The group included several other members of the trainee class. The first step in the process…

VBWT Adopt-A-Trail Phase II

In addition to the updates below, HMN Coordinator for this project, Sandy Greene, has compiled some tips for successful monitoring trips here: DGIF Birding and Wildlife Trails for HMNs Adapted from an email sent to Adopt-A-Trail Project coordinators by VDGIF’s Virginia Birding & Wildlife Trail Project organizer Jessica Ruthenberg on March 30, 2017: Welcome Spring and…

Wild Cave Trip

On Tuesday, March 21, six HMNs (including three members of this year’s training class) joined host Brian Lux and our guide, Daniel Greenawalt, on a caving adventure. Our destination was Church Mountain Cave, located off Runion’s Creek Road in Rockingham County. After parking the cars, a short hike up a logging road and a section of…