Our chapter’s guest speaker for the October 2017 dinner meeting was Dr. Hillary Mehl. Dr. Mehl is a plant pathologist and extension specialist with the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agriculture and Research Extension … Read more
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
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
The chapter’s guest speaker for the April member’s dinner meeting was Melody Harrison. Melody works with the Dominion Green Power program as an associate outreach coordinator. The Green Power … Read more
The chapter’s guest speaker for the March member’s meeting was Patricia King-Alvis. She is a staff officer with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 58 in Portsmouth. She is … Read more
Our February members meeting guest speakers were Elizabeth Taraski and Geoff Payne. Both are members of the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance (NRPA). Elizabeth is the President and … Read more
Our January members meeting guest speaker was Bob Swartz. Bob is a local beekeeper and a member of the Nansemond Beekeepers Association.
Bob grew up on a farm in the mid-west. In 1949, with the guidance of his mother, he managed to capture his first swarm of honey bees. Like … Read more
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
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