Welcome to the New River Valley Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists

  • Congratulations to our Class of 2016! Scroll down for a graduation picture. Want to join our next class? Click here for details. 
  • Check out the VMN Calendar for upcoming activities, which include such things like removing invasive plants, learning about America Chestnut trees, surveying for spotted skunks, and cleaning up creeks. Log into the Virginia Master Naturalist site for details.
  • Forest Service garden blooms for pollinatorsRead this great article from the Roanoke Times. It is about our Pandapas Pond service. 
  • Save the date: You are invited to our Chapter Meeting on November 14, 2016 at 7 PM... More details to come.  
  • Check out the Roanoke Times article about us. Great job, everyone! 
  • Look beautiful while you volunteer. Order your new NRV/Virginia Master Naturalist clothing today. Click here for the order form.
  • Visit our "In a Stream Near You" art installation at  Virginia Tech’s Hahn Garden “Simply Elemental” outdoor art event August 1 – September 30, 2016. You can see it at location #26 on the event map. Also, read more about this artwork 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.