VOF’s first easement in Alexandria ensures public access to historic property

The Murray-Dick-Fawcett House in Old Town Alexandria is now permanently protected for the public by historic preservation and open-space easements held by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF). The easements were acquired thanks to $1.25 m
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VOF partners with Shenandoah nonprofit to conserve Valley’s Germanic heritage

Virginia’s Germanic heritage story starts with a title dispute. Anxious to settle the Shenandoah Valley, the Colonial Government at Williamsburg began selling off pieces of land west of the Blue Ridge in the 1730s. However, there was a catch: this land had already been&
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Bull Run Mountains NAP is open for 2018

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has re-opened the Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve in Fauquier and Prince William counties for the 2018 season. The preserve hours of operation are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The High Point cliff area,
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Hansbrough's Ridge

Partnership adds to protection of Brandy Station Battlefield in Culpeper

The southern edge of Hansbrough Ridge in Culpeper County has been known by some colorful names: Devil’s Jump, Wicked Bottom, and, in a short-lived attempt to rebrand the area for clean living, Temperance Hill. The names indicate a rich history, one that the Civil W
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VOF helps create new waterfront park in Virginia Beach

Nine acres on the Elizabeth River are set to become a waterfront park, thanks to a partnership between the Living River Restoration Trust (LRRT), the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the City of Vir
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VOF allocates $548,000 for public access projects

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is directing $548,000 from its Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund (PTF) to facilitate the acquisition of four open-space easements that will increase public access to natural areas. The projects are located in the cities of Richmond and Suffolk a
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VOF volunteer team celebrates “A Day of Service” at Evergreen Cemetery

A team of nearly a dozen VOF staff, family, and friends, including executive director Brett Glymph and trustee Viola Baskerville, headed out to Richmond’s Evergreen Cemetery for a cleanup on January 15 to honor Martin Luther King Day. Taking place each year on the third Monday in Janu
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VOF protected 23,446 acres of open space in 2017

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) recorded 75 new conservation easements in 2017, protecting 23,446 acres of open space for farming, forestry, and recreation in 47 localities. Conservation easements are voluntary agreements between landowners and qualified government or nonprofit
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Updated: VOF goes to bat for conservation on several electric transmission projects

As utility companies expand and upgrade Virginia’s electrical grid, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation has been involved in the review of upgrade projects to determine and mitigate any potential impacts to existing VOF open-space easements. In several recent cases, VOF has helped to inf
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