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Thursday, May 25 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Master Naturalist Class Reunion and Recognition Ceremony
Grab your lunch in the Grand Ballroom Lounge THEN proceed to the Charles C. Carroll Room on the 2nd floor to connect with fellow Maryland Master Naturalists from around the state. We’ll award service pins (for 100, 250, and 500 hours) and share program ideas and updates before heading back to our concurrent afternoon sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Wanda MacLachlan

Wanda MacLachlan

Senior Agent, University of Maryland Extension
Wanda MacLachlan, Area Educator, Environmental Management, works in the area of landscape management focusing on residential environmental and water quality issues. She works with urban, suburban and rural homeowners statewide. Her ultimate goal is to have citizens reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and pollutants they contribute to their local streams, rivers and eventually, the Chesapeake Bay. Bay-Wise landscape management is the name of the program she has created to address this water quality issue; topics covered include IPM, efficient fertilizer and pesticide use, composting, storm water management, water conservation and proper plant selection. Wanda conducts volunteer training and homeowner classes and writes Bay-Friendly fact sheets. In 2010 she unveiled the Maryland Master Naturalist Program to address the need for trained volunteers in the natural resources field. This program is a unique volunteer training model for Extension. Although the volunteers are trained by local natural resource partners using a University science-based curriculum, they volunteer for organizations and agencies outside of University of Maryland Extension. Learn more about the MD Master Naturalist Program... Read More →
avatar for Joy Rafey

Joy Rafey

Faculty Extension Assistant, University of Maryland Extension
Joy Rafey comes to Extension with a background in non-profit and program management. Joy is also a 2012 graduate of the Maryland Master Naturalist Training Program, and is enrolled in Frostburg University's Master of Science in Recreation and Parks Management Program.  


Thursday May 25, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Charles C. Carroll Room