Welcome to the New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists



> Holiday Party: Enjoy a potluck with other chapter members on December 11, 2016 at 4 PM in Blacksburg, VA. If you plan to attend, then please RSVP up on the calendar.

> Check out the VMN Calendar for upcoming opportunities, which include such things like project feeder watch, water quality monitoring, and amphibian conservation. Log into the Virginia Master Naturalist site for details.

> Become a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist by joining the 2017 Basic Training Course, July 17 - December 11, 2017. Click here for details. 

> Great job, members! Some of our accomplishments in 2016 include these projects:

  • Backyard Habitat Education  
  • Blacksburg Holiday Parades
  • Bird Survey Project   
  • Chestnut Restoration 
  • Claytor Lake Nature Education 
  • Huckleberry Trail Stewardship    
  • Invasive Plant Control Projects
  • Junior Naturalist Club
  • Mountain Lake Conservancy Project  
  • Nature Education with SEEDS 
  • Pollinator Habitat at Pandapas Pond   
  • Stadium Woods Stewardship
  • VA Tech Citizen Science Project   
  • VA Tech Turfgrass Center Stewardship
> 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.