Protect the outdoor spaces that make Virginia special

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Together, we can protect the parks, trails, natural areas, and wildlife that make Virginia special.

What’s at stake

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Once natural areas are lost, they’re gone forever.

Investing in clean water and the conservation of Virginia’s natural areas and parks should be a top priority. Virginia ranks near the bottom when compared to other states’ spending on natural resources.

We need dedicated funding to ensure current citizens, future generations and tourists who bring dollars into our economy can count on the places that make Virginia special.

Our Way of Life

Parks, trails, natural areas and wildlife are part of what we love about Virginia. We need to protect them for future generations.

Our Land and Water

Virginia’s forests buffer farmland and filter out pollutants before they reach important drinking water sources like rivers, streams, and lakes.

Our Economy

Investing in conservation puts people to work, grows our economy, and creates access to the outdoors for all Virginians.

“Everything in the oyster business is dependent on what happens on the land.”

As one of the largest oyster planters on the East Coast, Lake Cowart’s business is dependent on the quality of the water in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “Everything in the oyster business is so dependent on what happens on the land,” he said. “We need to be careful...

Conservation of Land and History

Located at the confluence of the Robinson and Rapidan Rivers in Culpeper County, Horseshoe Farm encompasses a rich history that unfolded there, including a Greek Revival house built in the 1850’s. Sheldon Clark, the owner, worked with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation...

Looking Forward, Looking Back

The Goodall brothers, Joe and Paul, had heartfelt opportunities to speak with their father before his passing about his wishes for the farm that has been in the family for now over 100 years.  Culton Goodall’s response was, “If it’s not too much trouble, I would...

“We want our kids to be able to farm.”

In a unique approach to private lands protection, the Nixon family partnered with PEC, NRCS and Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District to leverage federal and state farmland protection funding to conserve their farm fronting the Radidan River for over one mile...

The Friendliest Town on The Appalachian Trail

Damascus Virginia, voted by Blue Ridge Outdoors as the "2021 Top Adventure Town," in the tiny Town category, has nine trails that converge in its small radius, seven of which are nationally known:  The Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the...

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