March 24, 2011

Approved Project - Friends of the Rappahannock Weed Warriors

Join Master Naturalist Jackie Nelson for a morning of learning about and removing the invasive species that threaten native vegetation along the Rappahannock River. Please be prepared to get dirty and dress appropriately. Sunscreen and insect repellent may be needed. Tennis or closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended. *Be aware that volunteers may be exposed to poison ivy.

Mark Your Calenders: Weed Warriors will meet throughout the year on Saturday mornings (8:30 am-11:00 am), at FOR Headquarters.

2011 Dates: March 26 * April 9 * April 23 * May 7 * May 21 * June 11
                   August 27 * September 17 * October 1

Lake Anna State Park Weekend, April 29-31, 2011

Lake Anna State Park Weekend,  April 29-31, 2011
This is a event for VA Master Naturalists for Exploration, Advanced Training, and social time. We hope you come and enjoy the entire weekend, but if you cannot - come for part of the activities. You are welcome to bring friends and family.

Lake Anna State Park is located in Spotsylvania County 45 minutes southwest of Fredericksburg.

Campsites STD $24/ $30 ELEC, and small “Campcabins” w/ electric (up to 4 persons) $45 per night. Make your own reservations ASAP. Details and reservations are online at or call 1-800-933-PARK.  Book now.

TRAINING: Bird walks by Donna Finnegan both mornings, with an emphasis on birding by ear. Spring is an excellent time to hear calls and see migrants. Tree Identification by our own famous Harry Puffenburger. POND Management and Macroinvertabrates on Saturday. Wildflower Identification on Sunday. Please let Donna know when you’ve made your reservation. (Contact Donna Finnegan at

Naturalist sites will be arranged together. Call or email with questions 540.895.9261.

Time Keeping

The Virginia Master Naturalist Volunteer Management System is now available! Visit it online at