Chapman DeMary B-day Bash This Weekend!

SI, people on scavenger huntJoin the Chapman DeMary Trail Birthday Bash on Saturday, October 25 from noon to 3 p.m. in Purcellville, Va.  The free event marks the 5th anniversary of the trail and all ages are welcome.  Activities include: exploration nature hikes, pinecone birdfeeder activity for kids, face painting, live music, food, drink, and more! Adding to the celebration, the annual Painting Purcellville Green will be held at the trail on the same day, offering opportunities to meet the many “green” organizations and businesses in our community. Click here for more information.  


Toast the Trail with a P-ville Pale Ale! Proceeds Benefit NatGen

For the entire month of October, Corcoran Brewing Company will donate $2 from the sale of their P’ville Pale to The Nature Generation to support outdoor education on the Chapman DeMary Trail!

So come on out and Toast the Trail with a P-ville Pale ! Corcoran Brewing Company is located at 205 Hirst Road, Suite 105 in Purcellville…neighboring the Chapman DeMary Trail.   Many thanks to Corcoran Brewing Company! Look for them at the Chapman DeMary Trail Birthday Bash on October 25.


New Board Chairman

We are pleased to announce that The Nature Generation Board of Directors elected Ian Kline, President and CEO of The Cadmus Group, Inc., as Chairman.  Mr. Kline succeeds Peter Trick, who will continue to serve on the Executive Board.

“The Nature Generation is privileged to have Ian lead the organization and build upon our successes,” said President and Founder Amy Marasco Newton. “He has been an active member of our executive board for 10 years, and understands the challenges we face in teaching our next generation to be responsible environmental stewards.”

In his capacity at Cadmus, Kline champions “social good” missions, including the protection of the natural environment for government and commercial clients on a variety of complex sustainability, environmental, and public health issues.

Mr. Kline holds an M.P.P. in environmental policy and management from the University of Southern California and an A.B. from Cornell University, where he now serves on the advisory board of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at the University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s comprehensive executive leadership program.


NatGen in the News!

Kids Washington Post on The Nature Generation Chapman DeMary Trail Ocober 21 2014The Nature Generation was featured in The Washington Post this week! The article tells the great story of kids getting out on the Chapman DeMary Trail and how they learn to love nature and then learn how to take care of it through fun stewardship activities. J
Click here to see the article on-line.


2014 Green Earth Book Award Winners Announced

Winner_Gold_EMBThe celebration of our 10th annual Read Green Festival kicks off today with the official announcement of the 2014 winners for the Green Earth Book Award, which is a national recognition of authors and illustrators whose books best inspire young readers to appreciate and care for the environment. Click here to see the winners.

Thanks you to the following sponsors for supporting our event, and helping us get even more books into the hands of children.

2014 sponsors