Welcome to the New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists

> Become a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist by joining the 2017 Basic Training Course, July 17, 2017-December 11, 2017. Click here for details. 
> Save the date and check the VMN calendar for more details:
  • Field Trip Preparation and First Aid Class on November 7, 2016 at 6:45 PM - 9 PM, Blacksburg, VA. Please register for this class on VMN calendar.
  • Chapter Meeting on November 14, 2016 at 7 PM, 155 Goodwin Hall at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Topic will be emerging issues regarding managing declining species, funding, and policy.
  • Chapter Social and Potluck on December 11, 2016 at 4 PM, Blacksburg, VA.

> Check out the VMN Calendar for upcoming activities, which include such things like removing invasive plants, bird walks, and learning about the American Chestnut Restoration. Log into the Virginia Master Naturalist site for details.
> Read about our activities in the Roanoke Times:
> Learn about our "In a Stream Near You" art here! 

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

Basic Training Class 2016 / Photos submitted by Laura Robinson


Look at some of our activities:

Bluebird box monitoring / Photos submitted by Shelley Gelbert

Vernal Pool Class 2016 / Photos submitted by Amanda Pauley and Brenda Graff

Herpetology Field Trip to Glen Alton, VA / 2015


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.