Composed of 29 semi-independent, locally focused chapters, The Virginia Master Naturalist program is actively supported, guided, and represented by the over-arching statewide VMN program. The Pocahontas Chapter is based in Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County.
Virginia Master Naturalists are educated in natural resources and trained in the skills necessary to work alongside local organizations to increase education and awareness of the community’s natural resources. Volunteers also provide such services as environmental education, water monitoring, wildlife data collection, and habitat restoration.
Our first group of 28 members completed basic training classes in 2009. We conduct training once each year for interested individuals who submit the
VMN Basic Training Application
. More than half our members have completed full certification and others are well on their way.