The Pocahontas Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is accepting training applications now until October 30 for the 2016 Basic Training Class, which will be held January 5 to the end of April. The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to... Read more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Saturday, September 26 will offer tours Presquile National Wildlife Refuge. The event offers exploration of the 1,329-acre island refuge and the native plants and animals it supports, All prospective participants must call or e-mail between by September 23 to secure a seat... Read more
Youth 12 to 17 can learn kayaking and water-safety skills through a free program Aug. 19 on the James River. The James River Advisory Council is offering the program as part of its Diversity on the River series. Youth will learn from certified instructors with the Chesterfield County Department of Parks... Read more
Take a Walk on the Wild Side this Summer
Summer  boredom setting in? An important part of a healthy as well as entertaining lifestyle, could include learning more about the great outdoors. Recreational opportunities in state parks are endless and easy to see. An entrance fee of five dollars to Pocahontas State Park can entertain a family all... Read more
Local teens from Chesterfield and the surrounding area may sign up to be volunteers at Pocahontas State Park during Teen Volunteer Week, July 6 to 10. Young folks looking to get started or to continue in volunteering, desiring experience working outdoors in a Virginia State Park and looking to... Read more
Explore Chesterfield County’s diverse trails by registering for the Great Park Challenge (GPC). The GPC encourages individuals and families to visit five different county parks in order to answer questions about the parks. Registration will take place Saturday, June 6, at 8 a.m. at any one of the five... Read more