MEMBER ADVISORY STATUS UPDATE 01-11-21: all previously scheduled chapter events through March 31st, 2021 are hereby canceled with the exception of virtual monthly chapter board meetings. Our chapter board of directors will be  reviewing the VA Governor’s executive orders on a monthly basis as they pertain to COVID-19. Note: All members and guests must continue to follow appropriate social distancing while using our park facilities.

July 2017 Guest Speakers

Our chapter’s guest speakers for the July 2017 dinner meeting were Bryan Branch and Chad Boyce. Bryan is the Recreational Safety Coordinator, Region 1 Agency Outreach with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VGIF).

Chad is a Fisheries Biologist with Region 1 of the VGIF. Bryan (pictured at left) … Read more

Chapter Scholarship Awards for 2017

On June 21st our chapter awarded $1500 scholarships to two local environmentally minded students. Chapter Scholarship Committee Chairman, David Perdue, presented the scholarships to Jena Cruz (left) and Kelly Lafferty (right). Both young women are Suffolk residents and are majoring in environmental science. Jena will be a sophomore at Longwood … Read more

September 2016 Guest Speaker

The guest speaker at our September Banquet meeting was Deloras Freeman. She is a Visitor Specialist at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Deloras and her family have lived in Chesapeake, near the eastern boundary of the refuge, for 34 years. The title of her presentation was “The Great … Read more

August 2016 Guest Speaker

Our chapter’s guest speaker at the August member’s dinner meeting was Wayne Jones. Wayne is the Litter Coordinator for the city of Suffolk.

Wayne’s talk included discussions on the direct affect of litter on the environment and wildlife as well as it’s economic impact. We don’t often think about the … Read more