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Kilmarnock resident named statewide Master Naturalist leader of the year

Camille Grabb of Kilmarnock was recently honored with the statewide 2021 Virginia Master Naturalist Chapter Leader of the Year Award.

Virginia Master Naturalists are a corps of volunteers who educate the public on environmental issues, perform citizen science projects such as bird and butterfly counts, and help Virginia conserve and manage its natural resources and public lands.

As president of the Northern Neck chapter, Grabb has overseen that group as its members provided nearly 7,900 volunteer hours last year to support the Northern Neck’s natural resources programs.

In her tenure as president, Grabb has greatly increased chapter communication and cohesion during the pandemic using new tools like Zoom and Google Classroom, according to a release from the Northern Neck Master Naturalists. Grabb created a monthly “President’s Notes” newsletter, oversaw the creation of a new chapter website, and launched Tuesday Twosomes to encourage two person teams to join together and volu...

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