Twenty three people participated in the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s nature walk at Bles Park. It was a hot and humid day – as August so often is – but the day featured a diverse set of highlights. 36 species of birds were found, including a unexpected Northern Waterthrush and a nicely posing Great Egret along […]
Protecting the Land: Land Trust of Virginia bestows honors on Conservation Leaders at 21st Annual Garden Party!
The host for the event, Rose Marie Bogley (second from left), enjoying the afternoon among friends. Upperville, VA (May 23, 2018) – More than 350 guests gathered on Sunday, May 20th in Upperville to celebrate the Land Trust of Virginia’s (LTV) ongoing conservation efforts in the Commonwealth. The 20th annual Garden Party was hosted […]
Nearly 30 area conservation groups and land trusts met June 20 at Shenandoah University’s Cool Spring Campus for a summit of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance. They gathered to explore more cooperation and collaboration to protect what is considered one of the most threatened mountain landscapes in the Eastern Seaboard, the Blue Ridge and surrounding […]
Dear Friends of Friends, Recently we lost someone who has been at the core of Friends’work over the past 5+ years. Jed Shilling, recently retired Friends Board member, died of complications of ALS in California where he had moved in December to be close to his daughters and their families. As the spouse of Jane Pratt, […]
Press Release: The Land Trust of Virginia Applies for Renewal of its Accreditation; a Public Comment Period is Now Open The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) is applying for renewal of its accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Comments must […]
Let this stink in awhile!
Over 30 scouts, their parents, and many volunteers gathered at Sleeter Lake Park Saturday morning to plant 22 trees, a pollinator garden, and remove brush from the Park grounds. Thanks to the volunteers and donors with Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains who made the day a success. Special recognition to Meadows Farms who provided […]
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains presented special awards totaling $500 at the 38th Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Regional Science & Engineering Fair (RSEF), held this year at Riverside High School in Leesburg. A record-breaking 324 students participated in this event, an increase of over 40 from previous years. The winners of the Friends […]
Jefferson County Vision‘s event on April 13 at Breaux Vineyards is billed as a “Celebration”, and for sure, this organization’s commitment to “Preserving the Quality of Life of Our Blue Ridge” is worth celebrating. But let’s not forget that imminent environmental threats to our community are serious, impactful, and will affect generations to come. Join […]
Loudoun Times Article about upcoming Tree Planting Day – save the date – March 23rd!! The post Sleeter Lake Park tree planting set for March 23 appeared first on Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains.