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Fishing on the Clinch River

Protecting the Clinch River Valley

Neal Kilgore remembers the fish kill on the Clinch River well. “I was about 10 years old. My friend and I would go fishing in the river often; but one day, all of a sudden, fish started coming up to the surface, struggling like they were trying to breathe. We

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More Southside landowners embracing conservation easements

VOF has recorded more new open-space easements in Southside than in any other region during the last several years, including one of our largest ever, on 7,312 acres in Halifax that protects more than 10 miles of shoreline along the headwaters of the John H. Kerr Reservoir, and the Dan, Bannister, and Hyco rivers.

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Portrait of a Steward

Craun Farm, Augusta County

Jim Craun celebrated a 100th birthday in June. Not his—his barn’s. The barn is one of several buildings that Mr. Craun has restored on his family’s 165-acre farm in Augusta County. The cavernous interior is barely enough to contain his memories of summers spent working there as a boy, when

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