The statewide Master Naturalists Program certifies volunteers to provide education and services that benefit conservation.
Master naturalists are required to volunteer 40 hours a year to a number of projects.
“They can do a lot of citizen science like monitoring stream health as recording rainfall and doing backyard bird counts,” says Marilyn Smith, a master naturalist.
Candidates for certification are required to complete a basic training course and pass an exam.
Courses begin February 11 at the Ivy Creek Natural Area.
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