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 protected 15,928 acres of open space in 2018

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) recorded 70 open-space easements in 41 counties and cities in 2018. The 15,928 acres of newly protected land includes VOF’s first easements in the cities of Alexandria and Richmond. Ten of the projects require permanent public access to the land.
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Places That Connect: The Clifton Institute, Fauquier County

A ring of children crowd around a kneeling camp counselor, who holds a dragonfly just inches from their faces. “How can you tell this guy is a predator?” the counselor asks. “Big eyes!” one child volunteers. “Spiky legs to hold prey!” another says. This is a typical scene at the Clift
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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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Rockingham farmers help protect headwaters of “showcase” Smith Creek watershed

Bartholomew and Christina Johnson of Rockingham have made a significant contribution to water quality protection in the Smith Creek Watershed by donating an open-space easement on their farm to VOF. The 48 acres near Keezletown contain a large portion of the headwaters of Smith Creek.
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VOF reps and others at IRS hearing

VOF board chair seeks protection for Land Preservation Tax Credits 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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