The Blue Ridge Foothills and Lakes (BRFAL) Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist (VMN) program is accepting applications for the 2018 Basic Training class from now until January 15, 2018, or until the class is filled.
Training is held on Monday evenings beginning February 12 through the end of April. There will be three Saturday field training workshops, March 24, April 7 and April 11. Graduation will be held on Saturday April 28. An abridged class schedule is included below. A training fee of $125 covers the cost of materials and activities.
The VMN program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The BRFAL Chapter has projects in Franklin, Bedford and occasionally Patrick counties. In addition to providing volunteer services, VMN’s participate in ongoing education and citizen science activities to further their knowledge and experience.
Who can participate? People who are curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia are perfect candidates to become Virginia Master Naturalists. VMN is open to all adults regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.
To learn more about VMN and its chapters, visit http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org/ . To learn more about the BRFAL Chapter and its projects, visit http://brfal.blogspot.com/ or contact us:
Phone: 540-365-4613 email: BRFAL.VMN@gmail.com or snail mail to: P.O. Box 42, Wirtz, VA 24184
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