Volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources
Virginia Master
Naturalist Program
460 Stagecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-872-4580
Fax: 434-872-4578


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The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a chapter-based program. Locally-based chapters hold trainings and work with partners to organize service projects. Learn more about a chapter near you by clicking on the number of the chapter.

Don't see a chapter near you? With the help of interested citizens, we can add more chapters in the future. Visit the Chapter Chartering Process page to learn more about how you can bring the Virginia Master Naturalist Program to your community.

Virginia Master Naturalist Chapter Locations

map of locations of 29 Virginia Master Naturalist chapters Alleghany, Bath, and Highland Counties Arlington Loudoun County Wythe County Franklin County Nelson County Prince Edward, Cumberland, Buckingham Counties Fredericksburg and neighboring counties Lynchburg and neighboring counties Eastern Shore of Virginia Fairfax County Augusta and Rockingham Counties James City and York Counties Isle of Wight, Sussex, Southampton, and Surry Counties Washington County Goochland and Powhatan Counties Prince William County Counties of the Northern Neck Madison, Rappahannock, Orange, Fauquier, and Culpeper Counties Newport News and Hampton Chesterfield County and Richmond Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties Hanover County and Richmond Roanoke County Rockbridge County Clarke, Warren, and neighboring counties Henry County and Martinsville Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and neighboring counties Montgomery and neighboring counties

1. Alleghany Highlands Chapter
Based in Alleghany, Bath, and Highland Counties
Contact: Katie Graham, 540.862.8100
Alleghany Highlands Chapter Web page

2. Arlington Regional Chapter
Based in Arlington
Contact: Please use the Contact Us form at http://www.armn.org or 703-228-6535 (Long Branch Nature Center)
Arlington Regional Chapter Web site

3. Banshee Reeks Chapter
Based in Loudoun County
Banshee Reeks Chapter Web Site
Contact: Kevin Rose, 540-899-4169

4. Beagle Ridge Chapter
Based in Wytheville and Wythe, Bland, Grayson, and Carroll Counties
Contact: Ellen Reynolds, 276-621-4511
Beagle Ridge Chapter Web page

5. Blue Ridge Foothills and Lakes Chapter
Based in Franklin and Bedford Counties
Contact: Lee Borgman, 540-721-5185,
BRFAL blog and Facebook Page

6. Central Blue Ridge Chapter
Based in Nelson County
Contact: Michael Lachance, 434-263-4035,

7. Central Piedmont Chapter
Based in Buckingham, Cumberland, and Prince Edwards Counties
Contact: Catherine Fleischman, 804-375-3121,
Central Piedmont Chapter Web page

8. Central Rappahannock Chapter
Based in Fredericksburg and Stafford, King George, Spotsylvania, and Caroline Counties
Central Rappahannock Chapter Web page
Contact: Karen Snape, 804-633-6992,

9. Central Virginia Chapter
Based in Lynchburg and Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, and Appomattox Counties
Contact: Mike Hayslett, 434-238-0223,
Central Virginia Chapter Web page

10. Eastern Shore Chapter
Based on Virginia's Eastern Shore
Contact: Dot Field, 757-678-6208,
Eastern Shore Chapter Web site

11. Fairfax Chapter
Based in Fairfax County
Contact: Laura Anderko, FMN Community Outreach Chair, 703-642-0752,
Fairfax Chapter Web page

12. Headwaters Chapter
Based in Rockingham and Augusta Counties
Contact: Sandy Greene, 540-234-9336,
Headwaters Chapter Web page

13. Historic Rivers Chapter
Based in Williamsburg and James City and York Counties
Contact: Mary Apperson, 757-566-3036 or (757) 566-2035
Historic Rivers Chapter Web page

14. Historic Southside Chapter
Based in Surry, Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Sussex Counties
Contact: email-Terri Cuthriell, , phone-Janet Spencer, 757-365-6258
Historic Southside Chapter Web site

15. Holston Rivers Chapter
Based in Abingdon and Washington County
Contact: Shauna Russell, sruss003[at]yahoo.com
Holston Rivers Chapter Web site

16. James River Chapter
Based in Goochland and Powhatan Counties
Contact: jamesrivermn@gmail.com

17. Merrimac Farm Chapter
Based in Prince William County
Contact: Kim Hosen, 703-499-4954,
Merrimac Farm Chapter Web site

18. New River Valley Chapter
Based in Blacksburg and Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Floyd Counties
Judy Kirwan, 540-951-2541,
Michelle Dickerson, 540-382-5790,
New River Valley Chapter Web page

19. Northern Neck Chapter
Based on the Northern Neck
Contact: Charlene Talcott, 804-462-0162, nnmnemail[at]gmail.com
Northern Neck Chapter Web page

20. Old Rag Chapter
Based in Madison, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Orange, and Fauquier Counties
Old Rag Chapter Web page
Contact: Catherine Mayes, 540-364-4525,

21. Peninsula Chapter
Based in Newport News and Hampton
Contact: Megan Tierney, 757-727-1401,
Peninsula Chapter Web site

22. Pocahontas Chapter
Based in Chesterfield County and the Richmond Metro Area
Contact: Marney Terrill, 804-763-3898,
Pocahontas Chapter Web page

23. Rivanna Chapter
Based in Charlottesville and Albemarle County
Rivanna Chapter Web page
Contact: Robbie Morrison, Charlottesville/Albemarle Extension Office, 434-872-4580,

24. Riverine Chapter
Based in Hanover County and the Richmond Metro Area
Contact: Kathleen Ogilvy, 804-798-8362,
Riverine Chapter Web site

25. Roanoke Valley Chapter
Based in Roanoke County
Contact: Denny McCarthy, 540.387.5461,
Roanoke Valley Chapter Web page

26. Rockbridge Chapter
Based in Rockbridge County
Contacts: Bernadette Bowen (Chapter President), Keith Maurer (Chapter Vice President and Training Coordinator) , or Karen Stanley (Chapter Advisor), 540-463-5253,
Rockbridge Chapter Web site

27. Shenandoah Chapter
and Clarke, Warren, Page, Shenandoah, and Frederick Counties
Contact: Tom Adkins, 540-869-8649,
Shenandoah Chapter Web page

28. Southwestern Piedmont Chapter
Serving the cities of Martinsville and Danville, and the counties of Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania.
Contact: Denny Casey, 276-634-4184 ,
Southwestern Piedmont Chapter Web page; Facebook; Twitter

29. Tidewater Chapter
Based in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Portsmouth
Contact: Darren Loomis, 757-925-2318,
Tidewater Chapter Web site

Last revised on Tuesday, March 12, 2013