An 11-acre easement funded by VOF’s Preservation Trust Fund and the Virginia Land Conservation Fund will connect the county’s new greenway to the fishing, boating and wildlife viewing possibilities on the banks of the river, and link a series of existing trails across the region.
At a meeting in Henrico County on February 9, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) board of trustees approved the allocation of more than $1.5 million from its Open Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund to help fund 11 conservation projects that would use open-space easements to increase public access for outdoor recreation and education. The projects […]
Margaret Virginia Smith was just 19 years old when her father passed away in 1944, leaving her with the family farm and instructions to “provide for your mother for her natural life.” By that time, the Pulaski County farm had already been reduced from 300-plus acres to little more than 100. Smith’s father, J. Logan […]
Ingles Ferry Farm, one of Southwest Virginia’s most significant historical sites, is now fully and forever protected. The property’s three owners, all direct descendants of pioneer heroine Mary Draper Ingles, have donated a permanent conservation easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (VDHR). The New River Land Trust […]