To become a certified Virginia Master Naturalist, the naturalist must complete 40 hours of volunteer service annually. These projects can be as diverse as the Master Naturalists themselves. All service projects must be approved by the chapter, meet the mission of the program, and be of public benefit rather than personal gain.
Projects fall generally into four categories: Citizen Science (bird counts, butterfly counts, frog and toad counts, etc.), Education (programs for children and adults, booths at park events, etc.), Stewardship (clearing trails at parks, removing invasive species, etc.), and Administration (projects to make the chapter run smoothly).
Members of the Holston Rivers Chapter should check the Master Naturalist Volunteer Management System for details and contact info for current projects.
Virginia Master Naturalist Volunteer Management System: https://virginiamn.volunteersystem.org/UniversalLogin.cfm
Chapter Members enter your volunteer hours on the Volunteer Management System. For information about your login, contact Tina Altizer.