VOF board votes to no longer accept easements with retained oil and gas rights

At its April 22 meeting, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted that, going forward, it will decline to accept charitable gifts of easement that retain rights for on-site oil and gas drilling. The decision was made after extensive research and input gathering, whic
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Family protects 350-year-old farm along the Mattaponi River

It’s one thing for a farm to stay intact for 350 years. It’s another thing for a farm to stay in the same family for that long. Next year, Locust Grove will achieve both. The King and Queen farm has been owned and operated by the Walker family since February 26, 1665, when the King of
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Governor McAuliffe Appoints New VOF Board of Trustees Chair

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently appointed Stephanie Ridder, of Flint Hill, Va., to be the new Chair of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Ridder grew up in Fairfax County and has lived with her husband, John Beardsley, on their VOF-protected farm in Rappahanno
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