Entries by Marilyn Kupetz

Planning for 2020 City Nature Challenge: Please complete survey

Photo (c) by Barbara J. Saffir In case it’s not on your radar already, save the dates for April 24-27 for making observations during the City Nature Challenge, then adding identifications until the results are announced on Monday, May 4, 2020. There are well over 100 cities participating again. To recap how we’ve organized in […]

The Local Lens: Engaging communities through participatory photography

Tuesday, October 29 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET REGISTER For coastal fishing communities in Zavora, Mozambique, the ocean is a way of life. Yet coastal overfishing threatens this small and dynamic community on the southeastern coast. Designing a lasting solution first requires understanding the community and the perspective of people. One way to do that is […]

FMN members win 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards for service

The 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards recipients are: Individual Awards: Catherine Ledec Helen Stevens Organization Awards: Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions Reston Annual State of the Environment (RASER) Working Group County Employee Award: James Hart Noel Kaplan   Catherine Ledec Cathy Ledec has worked on many local initiatives regarding natural resource protection, restoration and land use.  […]

Calling all amateur photographers!

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust’s Sixth Annual Nearby Nature Photography Contest is going on right now. Categories for Adults Awesome Animals Beautiful Bugs Fantastic Flowers Tremendous Trees Categories for Youth (under 18): Same categories listed above – but will be judged separately. Parameters:  Submitted photos must be taken within the Trust’s service area: Arlington, Caroline, Fairfax, Fauquier, King […]

Welcome to Project eTrout, citizen science from USGS

Welcome to Project eTrout [instructional video]! Virtual reality (VR) provides exciting opportunities for environmental education and research. We invite your participation in a new program to engage students, anglers, and citizen scientists in fish ecology and climate change research using new VR methods. Participants will learn about fish ecology first-hand by exploring streams in VR […]

Come to orientation for new volunteers at Riverbend and Scott’s Run, Nov 2

Photo: Ana Ka’Ahanui Saturday, November 2 9:30 AM -12.30 PM 8814 Jeffery Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 Want to become a volunteer at Riverbend Park or Scott’s Run? Attend the Fall Volunteer Orientation to learn about  opportunities, projects, and events. Positions for Animal Care Volunteers and Program Volunteers are currently open! If you want to get […]

Virginia Working Landscapes fall workshop: Supporting wildlife in winter

Photo: Lori Scheibe November 22, 2019 9:00 am – 02:00 pm Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, Virginia Category: Workshops Join Virginia Working Landscapes for an informative workshop to learn how to optimize your property to promote habitat for native biodiversity through our coldest winter months! The morning will include lectures from: […]

Lead and contribute to FMN Chapter committees in 2019 and 2020

Photo: Ana Ka’Ahanui From President Joe Gorney to Chapter Members, As a volunteer organization, our chapter succeeds based on the collective efforts of many people participating in an array of service activities. The same is true of the management of our chapter. At the end of this year, we will have a significant number of people […]