VNPS Guidance for Walks and In-Person Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic


September, 2020

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Day
Self-Guided Plant Walk at Doves Landing Park
Dove’s Landing Park, Manassas VA

October, 2020

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Day
Ivy Creek October Virtual Tree Walk
Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville VA
Saturday, October 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NATURE NURTURES! A Three-Part Series Celebrating the Goodness of Nature [Virtual Event]

November, 2020

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New River Conservancy Presentation: Riparian Restoration [via Zoom]
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Plant Communities Shaped by Water - Friends of Dyke Marsh Program [via Zoom]
Saturday, November 14, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walk at Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve
Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve Parking, Broad Run VA
Sunday, November 15, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Potowmack Chapter 2020 Annual Meeting & Program [via Zoom]
Thursday, November 19, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
General Meeting and Seed Swap [Speaker TBA]
Norfolk Botanical Garden Auditorium, Norfolk VA
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - Saturday, December 5, 2020
All Day
Ivy Creek November Virtual Plant Walk
Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville VA

December, 2020

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New River Chapter: Learning From Each Other [ via Zoom ]
Saturday, December 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walk at the State Arboretum of Virginia
State Arboretum of Virginia, Boyce VA

January, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New River Chapter Meeting [via Zoom]

February, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New River Chapter Meeting [via Zoom]

March, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New River Chapter Meeting [via Zoom]

April, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New River Chapter Meeting [via Zoom]

May, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New River Chapter Meeting [via Zoom]

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