Hidden Rivers Movie Night

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020 AT 7:45 PM – 9 PM
Park Place Drive In Theater: 301 Park Blvd, Marion, VA 
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Watch the trailer! https://vimeo.com/66103145
Ten years in the making, Hidden Rivers is Freshwaters Illustrated’s newest feature film that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region, and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of these ecosystems.
We are grateful to PARK PLACE DRIVE-IN for hosting this event! The public is welcome at only $5 per car!
Concessions available.
Audience members may sit outside their cars, but must remain with their cars.
Brought to you by Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, Holston Rivers Virginia Master Naturalist, Hungry Mother State Park, and Park Place Drive-in.

VMN Statewide Photo Contest 2019

The 2019 VMN Statewide Photo Contest allows each chapter to submit in any/all categories that they would like. They allow one submission per category per chapter.

The Holston Rivers Chapter would like to have a mini photo contest. Judges will choose the lucky winner(s) to submit to the state on behalf of the Holston Rivers Chapter.

Deadline to submit photos for chapter contest will be July 9th, 2019.

Email your photos to holstonriversmn@gmail.com with your name, email, image title, location, date image was taken, species name (common & scientific), and any additional information you would like to submit.

*** by submitting your photo to the contest you are giving permission for the local chapter and state program to use your photo in marketing, social media, and publications.***

There are 5 Categories:
1. Virginia Native Wildlife
2. Virginia Native Plant and Fungi World
3. Virginia native Landscapes
4. Virginia Native Macro and Night Photography
5. Virginia Master Naturalists in Action

We look forward to seeing your 2019 photos!

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The 2019 VMN Conference

Our 2019 event will be Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22. Pre-conference field trips and activities will take place during the day on Friday, and the main event will run Friday evening through Sunday mid-day.

In 2019, our VMN-Headwaters Chapter welcomes VMN volunteers from across Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley. We’ll be based at the Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center, five miles from downtown Harrisonburg. From there, it is a short trip to terrific field trip sites, including Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest, several DCR Natural Area Preserves, the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, and more.

Registration for the event will open in summer 2019, and all current VMN volunteers will receive notifications about registration dates and procedures via emails through the Volunteer Management System.


The Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center has on-site lodging, dining, and meeting rooms, as well as trails and outdoor spaces. (Photo credit: Massanetta Springs Camp & Conference Center.)

Have you seen an Eastern Spadefoot?

Our friends at the Virginia Herpetological Society shared this citizen science opportunity!

If you see, hear, or make any observation of an Eastern Spadefoot, then take several digital photos of it from a side view and a back view. You may also digitally record it calling. Please send digital photos, recordings, or any observations (including location information) to:

Jason Gibson – Patrick Henry Community College – Send Email

Travis Anthony – Reynolds Community College – Send Email

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