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 2016 Guest Speaker

Our chapter’s guest speaker at the July member’s meeting was Ms. Kelly Morris. Kelly is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working at the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife  Refuge. Her presentation consisted of an overview of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) Recovery Program and specifically the project … Read more

April 2016 Guest Speaker

Our April guest speaker was one of our chapter members, Ruth Debrito. Ruth conducted a safety training session in preparation for our up coming Nansemond River clean up project. Ruth covered various water safety issues associated with the proper operation of canoes including the requirements for wearing life jackets, obtaining … Read more

March 2016 Guest Speaker

Our guest speakers at the Chapter Members dinner meeting on March 16th were Geoff Payne, President and Lynn Wehner, Vice President of the Southside Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist.  Note that Geoff retired from Allied Chemical and has been Treasurer of the Suffolk Youth Association for the past 26 years. Also, … Read more

February 2016 Guest Speaker

Our  February member’s meeting guest speaker was Robert (Bob) Lane. Bob is an Extension Specialist with the Virginia Seafood Agriculture Research and Extension Center which is a Virginia Cooperative Extension of Virginia Tech. He specializes in Engineering, Process Applications, Energy and Resource Management associated with seafood processing.

His … Read more