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Become a volunteer

Do you love nature? Are you curious about the natural world around you? Do you want to make a difference in Virginia’s environment? Become a Virginia Master Naturalist volunteer.

According to a press release, the Central Piedmont Chapter is now recruiting for its fall training course, which begins in September.

Master Naturalists are engaged in a variety of local, state, regional and national projects through their volunteer service. 

“To name a few of our projects, we are active building bluebird boxes, monitoring vernal pools, collecting data for breeding bird surveys and engaging youth in our annual Wildlife Detective Camp,” officials said in a release. “Each summer the Wildlife Detective Camp is offered in collaboration with the Cumberland County 4-H Extension Services and Bear Creek Lake State Park to provide 9-13 year old 4-H’ers a multitude of exposures to interesting aspects of nature in our central Virginia area.”

Those who are interested are asked to join the chapter Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Prince Edward County Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville, for an overview of the program, to meet members and to share your interests. Light refreshments will be offered. Contact Mary Ames at centralpiedmontVMN@gmail.com for more information.