1/12/12 Barcroft Sunny Workday Report

By Jim Hurley Last Thursday, January 12, Master Naturalist (and current ARMN Treasurer) Josh Schnell enticed some 15 of his USDA OLC (Office of Legal Counsel) colleagues to Barcroft Park for a couple of hours cutting and digging Multiflora Rose, English Ivy and Japanese Honeysuckle.  Five Americorps volunteers supported the effort, as well as fourContinue reading “1/12/12 Barcroft Sunny Workday Report”

Earth Sangha

By Rodney Olsen Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN) trains and certifies volunteers for stewardship of the environment.  Earth Sangha brings volunteers together to restore native forests and meadows, stabilize streams, and control invasive plant species.  The compatibility of purpose between the two organizations could not be closer.  In 2011, ARMN designated supporting Earth Sangha asContinue reading “Earth Sangha”

Sharing Local Natural History Informally

“Meet Me on a Sunday . . . every Sunday afternoon at Potomac Overlook Regional Park!” Almost everyone needs more time in the great outdoors – time to take a walk, enjoy each others’ company, or to just sit and do nothing!  So, come make a “natural connection” at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Every SundayContinue reading “Sharing Local Natural History Informally”

Applications being accepted for Spring 2012 Basic Training

Applications now being accepted for basic training for the Spring 2012 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.  MasterContinue reading “Applications being accepted for Spring 2012 Basic Training”

President’s Report to the Membership

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists President’s Report to the Annual Meeting given by Caroline Haynes December 7, 2011 Thank everyone for coming out tonight on a wet evening.  Especially want to thank our guests for joining us this evening. This past year 2011 has been a banner year for ARMN.  As of this coming Monday, weContinue reading “President’s Report to the Membership”

12/17/2011 Barcroft Park Work Day Report

By Jim Hurley We had another inspiring turnout December 17, with 26 volunteers (Master Naturalists, Tree Stewards, Americorps, Windgate residents, hikers, spouses and friends of the above) reluctantly ending the invasive work after almost two hours, in order to turn our attention to Deep Time.  We began the morning again with coffee, cider, and donuts on aContinue reading “12/17/2011 Barcroft Park Work Day Report”

11/19/11 Barcroft Park Work Day Report

By Jim Hurley We began Saturday morning with coffee and donuts, which fueled 23 volunteers for more than two hours of intense, and intensely satisfying, invasive removal in sunny brisk weather.  The Master Naturalists, Tree Stewards, and Native Plant Society were well represented, and we had residents from Claremont and Windgate too.  We worked in theContinue reading “11/19/11 Barcroft Park Work Day Report”