Bath County farmer protects 315 acres along two miles of Back Creek

Ed Cook was just a boy when he fell in love with the Bath County farm he now owns. Back then, the property belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Law, who had owned it for 50 years. The young Cook admired the land and dreamed of one day owning a property like it. In 1949, he went into the military
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Historic B&B uses land preservation tax credits to go solar

Oak Grove Plantation, a bed & breakfast just outside South Boston in Halifax County, works hard to minimize its environmental footprint. Some of the steps it has taken include recycling, composting, installing energy-efficient storm windows, offering optional linen service, drying
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VOF forms partnership with Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico

The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico (CTPR) is similar to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation in many ways. Both were established more than 40 years ago, and both serve citizens who revere their natural and cultural heritage and are concerned about development pressure. A big difference
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VOF protected 26,375 acres of open space in 2012

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The Virginia Outdoors Foundation permanently protected 26,375 acres of open space through 127 conservation easements in 2012 — a rate of more than three acres every hour. “I applaud the efforts of the Virginia Outdoor Foundation and VOF Board Chairman, Charles Seilheimer,&
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