Master Naturalists of Canaan Valley
Master Naturalists of Canaan Valley provide nature oriented education and provide a rich volunteer base for Friends and Refuge projects. They are dedicated to developing a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of West Virginia.
Why are wetlands so important? Is it a Red Spruce or a Balsam Fir? Was Canaan Valley once a mountain like the Himalayans? Become a part of the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program™ developed by the WV Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), and learn the answers to those and many other questions. The Canaan Valley chapter is a partner with the CVNWR and a committee of the CVNWR’s Friends of the 500th. You can become Certified WV Master Naturalists by completing 64 hours of instruction in topics such as General Ecology, Wetland, Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitats, Mammals, Insects, Amphibians and Reptiles, Habitat Improvement for Wildlife, and Nature Interpretation and Teaching and completing 30 hours of nature related volunteering.
To get more information about the program, visit the sites below: