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 Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has hired a new ranger to assist visitors, perform maintenance, and manage day-to-day activities at the 2,350-acre Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve along the Fauquier-Prince William county border. Robert Stuart, a Shenandoah County native who spent the last 18 months working at the Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, Ga., […]
Over the centuries, Wildwood Park in downtown Radford has been a Native American burial ground, a saltpeter mine, the site of a Civil War battle, and the city’s first park. Today, it contains a city greenway for recreation and nature study, with biking and hiking trails, marshes, meadows, limestone cliffs, and numerous rare species. Now, […]
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) has helped to preserve a wildlife-rich cypress swamp in Isle of Wight County, thanks to a conservation easement recorded late last week. It is the first easement in Isle of Wight County for VOF, which now protects land in all but four Virginia counties. The 38-acre easement protects a section […]
The City of Roanoke has completed the donation of a two-part conservation easement in Roanoke and Botetourt counties that permanently protects 11,363 acres of open space, making it the largest easement in the state. The first part, comprising 6,185 acres, was placed under easement in 2008; the remaining 5,178 acres were placed under easement last […]
The Town of Purcellville has formally filed its agreement with the Virginia Outdoor Foundation (VOF) to place 1,271 acres of land in the Blue Ridge Mountains adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and west of Hillsboro into a conservation/open-space easement. The property includes a significant portion of the watershed above the J.T. Hirst Reservoir, three springs […]