The Eastern Shore’s own Dot Field was honored recently as Chapter Advisor of the Year by the State of Virginia Master Naturalist Program. Dot founded the Eastern Shore Chapter in 2006 and has been the dedicated Chapter Advisor ever since. She works tirelessly to ensure that the Eastern Shore volunteers have the knowledge and tools needed to be educators, citizen scientists and stewards helping to conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.
Dot does an excellent job advising the Eastern Shore Chapter, which has over 100 members participating in 60 active projects. She is a wealth of knowledge and has a way of making each volunteer feel appreciated. Dot’s love and knowledge of the Eastern Shore, especially the native plants, shows in the many training programs and field excursions that she leads with joy and enthusiasm.
In addition to dedicating many hours to the Master Naturalist Program, Dot is the Eastern Shore Region Steward for the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The Virginia Eastern Shore is very fortunate to have Dot as an environmental champion and this statewide award is well deserved.