Arlington Regional Master Naturalists Spring 2014 Training Course Announcement

By Caroline Haynes You can make a difference in our community by becoming a Master Naturalist volunteer! The Virginia Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to provide education, citizen science and outreach to conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. Master Naturalist volunteers gain certification through state-approved natural history courses and a commitment to volunteerContinue reading “Arlington Regional Master Naturalists Spring 2014 Training Course Announcement”

ARMN Member Home Is Showcase for Native Plants

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists who are engaged in the Audubon at Home Program found real inspiration in a visit to the home of member Kasha Helget.  The Audubon at Home certified property is beautifully landscaped almost completely with native plants in both formal and informal styles around the house.  The tour included a plant listContinue reading “ARMN Member Home Is Showcase for Native Plants”

Take Back the W&OD Trail in Bon Air Park

A determined and energetic group of allies put their hearts, souls, and backs into transforming a tangled, rocky slope into a smooth bed ready for native plants on Saturday August 17th.  Their combined efforts transformed a large embankment alongside the W&OD Trail in Arlington where it runs past Bon Air Park.  Project coordinator Patrick Wegeng,Continue reading “Take Back the W&OD Trail in Bon Air Park”

Sign Up Now for Fall ARMN Training

Applications now being accepted for volunteer training for the Fall 2013 Class of Arlington Regional Master Naturalists       You can make a difference in our community by becoming a Master Naturalist volunteer!  The Virginia Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to provide education, citizen science and outreach to conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. Continue reading “Sign Up Now for Fall ARMN Training”

May 4 ARMN-sponsored Invasive Plant Removal Events

Virginia Master Naturalist Invasive Plant Removal Day is Saturday May 4 ARMN is featuring three events to celebrate Virginia Invasive Plant Removal Day.  Join us at one of these events and bring your family and friends. HOG – 9 am – 11 am This is the second anniversary of our initial work day in theContinue reading “May 4 ARMN-sponsored Invasive Plant Removal Events”

“The City Dark” Movie and Stargazing

Come view “The City Dark” at: Long Branch Nature Center 625 S. Carlin Springs Arlington, VA  22204 On this Wednesday, 7/18, 7:30-9pm, with stargazing after the film, weather permitting. “Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid ofContinue reading ““The City Dark” Movie and Stargazing”

Native Plant Sales

Spring is almost here which means it is the perfect time to enrich your garden and support the environment by planting some native plants in your garden!  There are many native plant sales in the region to check out: Long Branch Nature Center Native Plant Sale Saturday, April 21, 1-3pm (rain date Sunday, 4/22) 625Continue reading “Native Plant Sales”

Remove Ivy Campaign Kickoff – March 12 & 13, 2012

Tired of seeing lovely mature trees tortured by hideous vines?  Come learn how to use impactful messages, material, and strategies for inspiring our neighbors to remove English ivy from their trees! Through a grant from the Tree Canopy Fund, TreeStewards and Master Naturalists hired the nonprofit environmental communications firm Biodiversity Project to create and testContinue reading “Remove Ivy Campaign Kickoff – March 12 & 13, 2012”