Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Events

May 31, 2019, May 31, 2019 12:00 am - June 30, 2019, June 30, 2019 11:59 pm

Come join the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas - Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture who will be hosting a series of Atlas rallies in the most under-surveyed regions of the state. The goal of these events is to provide an opportunity for volunteers to travel to a lesser-known part of the Commonwealth, and to survey a number of priority blocks over the course of the weekend. In other words, to blockbust!  Atlas Coordinator, Dr. Ashley Peele, is partnering with regional coordinators, as well as Chief Rangers at four of VA’s State Parks to host these events.

Registration deadline for all events May 1st!


June 28, 2019, June 28, 2019 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Location: Jones Nature Preserve

VWL has organized a series of gatherings to provide opportunities for landowners to get together and learn from each other and share experiences in land management.

Join us to walk, talk, mingle, and share stories! These casual gatherings are hosted by the landowners and the gathering location and topic will vary.

The topic for the June 28 gathering is planting for pollinators, and participants will get to see beautiful native gardens established at Jones Nature Preserve.


June 30, 2019, June 30, 2019 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia

Rejuvenate and connect with Sky Meadows' landscape and get a taste of the skills that you need to thrive in the backcountry. Tim MacWelch has been an active practitioner of survival and outdoor skills for over thirty years. Join Tim to learn about the remarkable wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains, take in-depth plant identification workshops and walks, or spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques. Upcoming dates listed below the fold:


July 13, 2019, July 13, 2019 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia

Rejuvenate and connect with Sky Meadows' landscape and get a taste of the skills that you need to thrive in the backcountry. Tim MacWelch has been an active practitioner of survival and outdoor skills for over thirty years. Join Tim to learn about the remarkable wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains, take in-depth plant identification workshops and walks, or spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques. Upcoming dates listed below the fold:


July 27, 2019, July 27, 2019 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia

Explore the rich natural diversity of Sky Meadows State Park with this three-part series. Each workshop includes a lecture in the Carriage Barn, followed by a 3-mile field hike for hands-on application. Receive a colored print-out of the lecture. Each workshop is $15/adult, $5/child (12 and under), payable the day of the workshop. Workshop fee includes parking. Bring water and lunch to eat along the trail, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.

Spring Ephemerals - Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer Blooms - Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winter Tree Identification - Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For complete workshop descriptions, and to sign up for the series, go to: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows


September 27, 2019, September 27, 2019 12:00 am - September 29, 2019, September 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows, 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal, Virginia

The 2019 Virginia Native Plant Society Annual Meeting and Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows in Front Royal, Virginia on September 27 – 29.

More information and registration details will be posted as soon as it is available. 

Stay up-to-date:  https://vnps.org/events/2019-vnps-annual-meeting-and-conference/


September 28, 2019, September 28, 2019 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia

Rejuvenate and connect with Sky Meadows' landscape and get a taste of the skills that you need to thrive in the backcountry. Tim MacWelch has been an active practitioner of survival and outdoor skills for over thirty years. Join Tim to learn about the remarkable wild edible and medicinal plants of the Blue Ridge Mountains, take in-depth plant identification workshops and walks, or spend 24 hours in nature learning backcountry skills and survival techniques. Upcoming dates listed below the fold:


November 23, 2019, November 23, 2019 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Edmonds Lane 11012, Delaplane, Virginia

Explore the rich natural diversity of Sky Meadows State Park with this three-part series. Each workshop includes a lecture in the Carriage Barn, followed by a 3-mile field hike for hands-on application. Receive a colored print-out of the lecture. Each workshop is $15/adult, $5/child (12 and under), payable the day of the workshop. Workshop fee includes parking. Bring water and lunch to eat along the trail, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.

Spring Ephemerals - Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer Blooms - Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winter Tree Identification - Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For complete workshop descriptions, and to sign up for the series, go to: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows


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