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New VMN Trainee Class


Recruitment for our 2021 class has ended, if you are interested in joining us for our 2022 class please see this page for more information or contact us here!

Upcoming Events


COVID-19.   Our Chapter is following State guidance, and we have scaled back our activities accordingly.

-Plant NOVA Trees: Fall 2021 Celebration of Trees: Many events available in the NOVA area, see calendar

In Person Events:

-Trick or Tree: PW Soil and Water Conservation District and Partners:  Join us for a free, family-friendly hike around Silver Lake Regional Park to learn about trees and get fun prizes!  Saturday, October 23rd 2-4 p.m. 

Register at: https://www.pwswcd.org/registration

-NOVA Outside Educators Workshop: Series of free virtual workshops to explore outdoor/environment inquiry based engagements for students of all ages.  Thursdays, October 21, 28, November 4, and 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Register here.

Virtual Events:

-PW Wild Things Challenge:  Join our Chapter to make observations for three goals in i-Naturalist, October 1rst- December 15th

Check out VMN's guide to nature related activities from our partners that you can do at home.

For Registered Master Naturalists and Trainees- See more event details at the new Better Impact System!

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Class of 2020-2021


Who We Are

A group of local volunteers and nature enthusiasts who participate in citizen science projects, stewardship, and provide environmental education to the local community. 

Our Mission​
The Virginia Master Naturalist 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. Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.

Membership is open to citizens of Prince William County and beyond. We welcome Fauquier County residents to join our chapter.


Class of 2019

Contact Us

Co-Presidents CC Lim and Kelly Auldridge