Join us for a special chapter meeting!
What: A special chapter meeting for elections and a presentation about bumblebees
May 15, 2017, 5:30 PM
Where: Virginia Tech's Hahn Garden Pavilion

Volunteer at the Pollinator Garden at Pandapas Pond
The Pollinator Garden needs more helpers. This is a pleasant way to earn volunteer hours if you enjoy gardening and working outside. You can adopt a bed of your own to learn your own plants and notice the seasonal progressions. Please contact Barb if you are interested.

Come to the Mt. Rogers Spring Naturalist's Rally!
When: May 12 – 14, 2017
Where: Konnarock Community Center, Mt. Rogers, Virginia
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2017 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Volunteer Conference and Training
When: September 15-17, 2017
Where: Front Royal, Virginia
For more information: Click here

Great job, members! Check out our 2016 annual report snapshot:

Also, click below for more information about any of these topics:

Newsletter 2016

Read about our activities in the Roanoke Times:
A Master Naturalist Master

Not a member yet?
You are invited to attend our chapter meetings or the upcoming 2017 training. Click here [X] for more details and contact us. We are happy to have you join us!

Chubby the Bluehead Chub!
Chubby and his nest associates floated through Blacksburg Holiday Parade again. The bluehead chub won his fourth consecutive accolade for educating the public on his mound-building abilities, as his accompanying Master Naturalist buddies chanted, "Merry Fishmas and a Happy New River!" Read more about the artwork here [X]. 


Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Meet the 2016 graduates of the New River Valley Chapter's Basic Training Program. Photo by Matt Gentry.

Who are we?
The New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is part of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, a state-wide corps of community-based volunteers who work to care for Virginia's natural resources and public lands. After basic training in natural resource topics, we volunteer as educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage its natural resources. 
On these pages you will find events and volunteer opportunities in which we participate as Virginia Master Naturalists.  However, these events and opportunities are open to all people in the New River Valley of Virginia and nearby regions.

Virginia Master Naturalist programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or  marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Video about the VA Master Naturalist Program