We are the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists
We are a Community-Based Natural Resources Volunteer Program.
We are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.
We must complete a basic training class with a minimum of 40 hours of combined classroom and field experiences, with 25% of that time spent in the field.
We get certified by annually completing 40 hours of service and participating in 8 hours of continuing education.
We are self-governed by a board composed of officers and committee chairs
We recruit members, plan and produce training courses, and work with sponsors/partners to organize volunteer service projects
We graduated our last basic training class in June 2019.
Watch for our announcement of the next basic training class. For more info go to Basic Training.
For more information about the state program go to www.virginiamasternaturalist.org
Photos by Kyle Langford
Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) taken at Belle Isle State Park during 2017 Basic Training class by Kyle Langford
Serving the Virginia counties of Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond, Westmoreland, King George, Essex, and Middlesex
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Come join other volunteers at Westmoreland State Park to:
Tidy the native plant beds and pull weeds
Place and test the new Plantsmap.com interactive native plant signs
View the native plant Helianthus mollis in full bloom
Make new friends
Risk Management Training is required of all members whose training class was prior to 2017. Watch for more details. The meeting is at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville, 1-3 pm.
Dr. Judy Lang, a coral biologist, will present a program related to oceans, plants & climate change. At Wicomico Parish Church on Rt. 200 in Wicomico Church, noon – 2 pm. Bring bag lunch.
The 2019 VMN Statewide Conference will be on September 20-22, 2019 in Harrisonburg at the Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center.
NNMN will have a booth at Boots and BBQ at Ditchley Plantation
Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s (NNLC) 15th Anniversary and “15 Years of Forever Protecting the Land You Love”
Come See us
During this BioBlitz, biologists and citizen scientists will have the opportunity to explore our newest Refuge tract while contributing valuable data to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.