Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fairfax Master Naturalists in the News!

Fairfax Master Naturalists Named Cooperator of the Year

Local group recognized for their volunteer contributions
Fairfax Master Naturalists recognized as 2011 Cooperator of the Year by NVSWCD
Quietly, a new cadre of volunteers has been growing in Fairfax County. Since their beginning in December 2007, the Fairfax Chapter of the Master Naturalists have trained their members in the field and classroom. Their 138 active naturalists have contributed countless volunteer hours to environmental projects.

In October, the Fairfax Master Naturalists were named the 2011 Cooperator of Year by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD). The Conservation District recognized their partnership and the many ways they work to conserve and protect our natural resources.

"This award showcases both the leadership and the many hours that Fairfax Master Naturalists have contributed to efforts to protect the streams and natural resources in Fairfax County," said Jean Packard, NVSWCD Board Chair. She continued, "Fairfax Master Naturalists are well-informed environmental leaders in our community, and we thank them for their work."

"We are so pleased that our efforts have been recognized," said Judi Booker, Fairfax Master Naturalists president. "We have truly enjoyed working with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and we look forward many more years of partnership." ...

Read more here.  

Interested in Nature? Want to get involved in something cool? 
Calling all citizen scientists and outdoor enthusiasts - our next Virginia Master Naturalist basic training will be held at The Franklin Center in Downtown Rocky Mount beginning March 2012, feel free to email us for more details: or visit our website for the draft schedule of classes hereLearn more about the Virginia Master Naturalist program here!

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