Welcome to the New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists

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

Herpetology Field Trip to Glen Alton, VA / 2015

Become a New River Valley Master Naturalist! 
Applications are being accepted for the next training class. Training will occur July 16 - July 22, 2016. Click on the "2016 Basic Training" for the application and details. 

Additional resources available.
Additional online resources are available on Facebook and via our Resources page.

4th of July Parade
New River Valley Master Naturalists marched in Blacksburg's Fourth of July parade with a float titled "In a Stream Near You".  Photo courtesy of Bill Sydor, Virginia Master Naturalist.     

Meet the newest NRV Master Naturalists
The NRV Master Naturalists graduated 17 new members recently with a ceremony at the Hahn Garden at VT. The trainees completed 40 hours of training, including 30 in the classroom and 10 hours in the field. 2015 Class / Photo by Matt Gentry.

Class of 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.