A Community-Based Natural Resource Program

Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.

In 2006, Banshee Reeks Chapter became the first first VMN chapter chartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Serving Loudoun County, our chapter home is at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Virginia. Training classes are held in their Education Annex surrounded by 725 acres of forests, successional fields, ponds and streams where we conduct field studies, continuing education classes, and volunteer service projects.

Our VMN volunteers support: Audubon Society GreenKids Program; Audubon at Home Ambassadors; Plant NoVA Natives initiative; native plant sales; bird walks; Christmas Bird Counts; Bluebird nest box monitoring; and a host of other volunteer projects.

The current training course for the Banshee Reeks VMN Chapter began in September 2014. You can download the 2014 application as a PDF or Word file.

The Virginia Master Naturalist program is open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.