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A Community Based Natural Resources Volunteer Program

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New VMN Trainee Class


Our 2023 Basic Training Course has completed.

If you are interested in attending next year's training course please contact us to be placed on our interest list.  Find more information here!

Upcoming Events


In Person Events:

-Prince William Native Plant Symposium: Stop Mowing and Start Growing!  Explore a variety of topics related to growing and supporting native plants!  VMNs will be exhibiting and presenting!  Saturday, February 10th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Virtual Events:

Check out VMN's guide to nature related activities from our partners that you can do at home.

For Registered Master Naturalists and Trainees- See more event details at the new Better Impact System!


Hosted by Partners or Our Chapter

2022 Virginia Master Naturalists, Merrimac Farm Chapter overview. 75 active volunteers, 5,894 overall service hours, 21 sites improved, 10,537 contacts
Merrimac Farm Chapter volunteers at the 2022 Earth Day event

2022 Earth Day 

2022 BTC Grad

Class of 2022

Merrimac Farm Master Naturalists class of Spring 2021

Class of 2020-2021


Who We Are

A group of local volunteers and nature enthusiasts who participate in citizen science projects, stewardship, and provide environmental education to the local community. 

Our Mission​
The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.

Membership is open to citizens of Prince William County and beyond. We welcome Fauquier County residents to join our chapter.

2019 Graduating Class

Class of 2019

Contact Us

2024 Co-Presidents Nell Benton and Meg Doppee

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