Participate in the Blacksburg Holiday Parade
Join Chub and the "In A Stream Near You" float in the Blacksburg Holiday Parade on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7 PM.  Please consider walking with us this year so that we can show our support for clean water and healthy streams. Log into the volunteer management system and see the calendar for more details.

Celebrate the Class of 2017
Join us for a Chapter Pot Luck Holiday Dinner on December 11, 2017, as we will be celebrating our 2017 Graduates. Log into the volunteer management system and see the calendar for more details. Our newest members have finished their Basic Training Course and completed their first step in becoming a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist. The process for becoming a certified Virginia Master Naturalist typically takes 6 to 12 months. Would you like to join us for the next course? Read more here.

Our Float at the Fourth of July Parade
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th of July Parade!
Chubby the fish and his buddies swam through the streets of Blacksburg in the 4th of July parade. The float highlighted the amazing, but hidden, diversity of freshwater stream fish in the New River Valley.  By taking the fish to the streets, we hoped to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of healthy streams. Read more about the artwork here [X]. And see more pictures of the parade on our Facebook page [X].

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!


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