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Welcome to Fairfax Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists
Are you curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia? You are perfect candidate to become a Virginia Master Naturalist. Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.
The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.
Read more about how to become a Virginia Master Naturalist here
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.
 Next FMN Basic Training Course: Fall 2016 
The FMN Board would like to announce that the next FMN Basic Training course will be held in Fall 2016. The FMN Board has decided not to hold a Spring course in 2016 in order to use this period to review course curricula and to onboard new Training Committee members. Applications for the Fall 2016 course will open this summer (around June), and will be available for download from the FMN website. Please direct any questions to the FMN Outreach Committee at

Fairfax Master Naturalists co-sponsored with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) organizational prizes at the 2016 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.  

The winning projects can be seen here. 

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Matt Kile of South County Secondary School receives honorable mention on behalf of his team for their investigation of The Effect of Road Salts on Pea Plants.  Presenting the award are, left to right:  George Lamb, NVSWCD Board Vice Chair; Adria Bordas, Director-Extension Service and NVSWCD Board Member; John W. Peterson NVSWCD Board Chair; Judi Booker, FMN Board Member; Matt Kile; Laura Grape, NVSWCD Executive Director; Jerry Peterson, NVSWCD Board Member and FMN Member.




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