Virginia Master Naturalists: Historic Rivers Chapter graduates new volunteer corps of conservationists
The Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists recently graduated 21 new members from Basic Training. New volunteers started their training in September and completed required classes and field trips early in March, according to a news release.

The Virginia Master Naturalists Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

The statewide sponsors are: Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
The next class will begin training in early September. Those who want more information should contact the Chapter at: or visit the web site:
In featured photo:
Graduates: front: Claire Stephens, George Salwasser, Joanne Sheffield, Cathleen Campbell, Sharon Falconer, Joanie Haury
Back: Dee Davis, Walt Harris, Bruce Glendening, Bill Davis, Gwen Harris, David Murphy, Linda Morse, Samuel Morse, Mary Turnbull, Deane Gordon, Peggy Whitney, John Shoosmith, Jessica Spickler, Lane McCann. Not pictured: Lucy Manning