Upcoming Events

Virginia Save Our Stream Training  (Updated September 9, 2017)


Virginia Save our Streams Training by National IWLA Program Directors
Stream Monitor Training towards becoming Active Chapter Stream Monitors & Trainer.  Training is ALL DAY, Saturday September 16, 2017
The starting time is 8:30 AM and finish is about 4:30 PM.  The program leader will be Samantha Biggs.

For more info and to Register, go to this Website on Eventbrite which has been set up to allow participants to register with the program leader for this training opportunity.  This is not a link to the Fred Rapp Website; it was set up explicitly by the National Chapter to know who and how many are registered.
For general information please contact - Greg Raines - 540 287 2628

Chapter Holiday Wreath Making Party 2017 is Scheduled for Early December (Posted September 9, 2017)

This year's wreath making party will be on Sunday, December  3, 2017 at 2 PM.  Pat Aubert is spearheading this event again this year but she needs some volunteers to help set up, conduct and take down the event.  Please contact her at to let her know you will help.  Also, if anyone can provide some pine boughs to help with the materials to make the wreaths it would be appreciated.  (Maybe you need to trim some of those overgrown pines in your yard.)  Emaill Pat to let her know thatcan provide with some pine branches also.  Participants should RSVP by November 28, 2017 to Pat at  See the Wreath Making Party flyer for additional information.

Hunter Safety Course to be Held in October (September course canceled) (Updated September 7, 2017)

On Sunday, October 15, the Chapter is hosting a Hunter Safety Course at the Chapter house.  The course will be a full day of instruction. The Point of Contact is Sean Clarkson, Email
The September 15 course had to be canceled. The times and other details of the October course is to be announced as soon as available.

Creek Freaks Training  (Posted July 1, 2017)

Virginia Creek Freaks Training Workshop for Adult Members Interested in Outdoor Youth Education.  We go over Basic Principles of Stream Monitoring, Working with Youth & Outdoor Education.  Provided by National IWLA Save Our Stream Staff & National's Clean Water Program.
This is a 1 Day ourse on October 14, 2017 - Start to Finish times to be Posted when available.

For More Information & REGISTRATION (required) Go To the following Website   Event Flyers will be Available & Posted upon Completion on our Chapter Facebook & Website
Information will also be sent out in our Membership Email Reminder System !
For General Information Contact - Greg Raines - 540 287 2628  

2017 Chapter Membership Meetings (Posted January 18, 2017)

The Chapter Membership Meetings are generally held the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.  If that day falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday, at 7 PM.  Among the normal elements on the meeting agenda is the presentation of prospective members by their sponsors who are then voted for acceptance by the membership body.

The 2017 Chapter Membership Meeting dates are presently registered on the official Chapter calendar

Chapter Work Days (Updated: January 18, 2017)

As a general rule Chapter Work Days are held on the Saturday following the regular Chapter Membership Meeting.  Work days START no earlier than 7:30 AM and might run until 3 PM.

Note: For safety reasons, the park is CLOSED to ALL activities during the Work Day period. This closure includes especially the Firearms Ranges. There might be a sign posted at the front gate area indicating that the park is closed.

On Work Days a session is set aside for the badging and orientation of all new members and for any other member needing badges between 9:30 AM and noon. Concurrently at 9 AM the select Membership Review Panel will be interviewing prospective members for possible induction at the following monthly membership meeting (see details of the membership induction process on the membership Tab at the top of this page. Click on Membership to go to the page.)

The 2017 Chapter Work Days
have been registered on the official Chapter Calendar.

View previous Work Day pictures here