Southwestern Piedmont Virginia Master Naturalist ChapterPublic Group active 10 months ago
The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is designed to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia Museum of Natural History is one of the five sponsoring agencies of the Virginia Master Naturalist program, along with the Virginia Cooperative Extension (College of Natural Resources and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (State Parks), and the Virginia Department of Forestry.
The Southwestern Piedmont Chapter represents Master Naturalists of Martinsville, Henry County, and the surrounding areas. This chapter began its first training session for volunteers in August of 2007.