New easement in Southampton supports bat habitat, adds canoe access on the Nottoway River

Critical habitat for a threatened bat species will be preserved thanks to a new open-space easement recorded by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation in Southampton County. The easement on the “Shand’s Tract,” as it’s called, was supported by $700,000 from the U.S.
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VOF opens 2019 RFP for Forest CORE Fund grants

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) is accepting proposals for the second round of grants for the Forest CORE Fund covering the Mountain Valley Pipeline region. This round seeks to disburse $3 million to offset forest fragmentation caused by pipeline construction. The request for p
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VOF and Enrichmond Foundation celebrate Evergreen easement signing at MLK Day cleanup

On a brisk January morning, during a day of service attended by hundreds of volunteers, families, and community leaders, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Enrichmond Foundation closed the deal on a conservation easement that sets the stage for one of the largest restoration eff
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Announcement planned for MLK Day regarding project at Evergreen Cemetery

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) and the Enrichmond Foundation will announce a major milestone in our efforts to protect and restore historic Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond on January 21, during a community cleanup event that’s part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National
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VOF announces $3.6 million for forest conservation in Southwest Virginia

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) today announced $3,629,710 in grants to support seven on-the-ground projects that protect and restore forests in Giles, Roanoke, Montgomery, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Bedford and Pittsylvania counties. Several of the projects will also create new op
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VOF board chair seeks protection for Land Preservation Tax Credits at IRS hearing

VOF reps and others at IRS hearing
On Nov. 5, VOF Board Chair Eleanor Weston Brown spoke at an Internal Revenue Service hearing in Washington, D.C., to address a proposed regulation that could cause unintended negative consequences for Virginia’s Land Preservation Tax Credit (LPTC) program. Brown, a tax attorney,
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VOF holds community input forum for Hayfields at Highland Center

Dozens of residents and community leaders attended a forum at the Highland Center in Monterey on October 9 to provide their thoughts on potential future uses of Hayfields Farm, a 1,034-acre property in Highland County acquired by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation in 2017. The forum was
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Enrichmond hosting several community meetings on Evergreen project

During October, the Enrichmond Foundation will host public meetings throughout the City of Richmond to get input from family members, community leaders, volunteers, and anyone else interested in the conservation and restoration efforts at historic Evergreen Cemetery. Visit https:
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VOF announces new grant program, seeks proposals for forest conservation

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) has created a new program that will administer funds derived from legal and regulatory actions that result from impairment to Virginia’s natural resources. The need for the program arose following mitigation agreements between the Commonwealth of
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VOF seeking input for development of new grant initiative

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) Board of Trustees will meet on August 22 at Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville to consider draft criteria and guidelines for a new grant initiative being administered by VOF on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The initiative is funded b
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