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New sponsor for Virginia Master Naturalist program


   

Men in fishing boat pulling up a net. The Virginia Master Naturalist program’s new affiliation with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Center for Coastal Resources Management will enhance the program’s outreach and citizen science efforts in coastal and estuarine ecology and management. Photo courtesy of Tidewater Chapter.


Feb. 15, 2016 – The Virginia Master Naturalist program welcomes the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s Center for Coastal Resources Management as its newest sponsoring agency. “We are excited to have the Center for Coastal Resources Management join our growing network of sponsoring agencies and partnering organizations around the state,” said Michelle Prysby, statewide coordinator for the program.

The Center for Coastal Resources Management develops and supports integrated and adaptive management of coastal zone resources. To fulfill this mission, the center undertakes research, provides advisory service, and conducts outreach education, including Master Naturalist training courses for coastal and estuarine ecology and management in collaboration with other Virginia Institute of Marine Science departments.

“Supporting the Virginia Master Naturalist program is a logical extension of our outreach efforts,” said Center Director Carl Hershner Jr. “There is a growing need for educated citizens to support various local and state government initiatives aimed at restoring the Chesapeake Bay and adapting to climate change. These volunteers are well positioned to serve the commonwealth in these roles, and we look forward to helping make that happen.”


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