On September 5th, 2017, The Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists welcomed 20 new trainees as Cohort XII began their basic training for certification as Virginia Master Naturalists. During the next six months, these participants will learn through classroom and field experiences about natural resource management and conservation in Virginia. Upon certification, these volunteers will be prepared to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their local communities. Pictured left to right: Front Row - Kathleen Jabs, Claire White, Robin Culler, Wendy Nelson, Jan Marry, Glenda White, Deena Obrokta; Back Row - Rick Brown, Rose Ryan, Betty Bennink, Carolyn Black, Melissa Schutt, Julia Thomas, Frank DeBolt, Paul Showalter, Melody Mosbaugher, Scott Hemler, Lisa Reagan, Joe Gerdes, Pam Schnabel. (Article by Karen Grasse; photo by Sonny Bowers)
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