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!
While bird migration occurs year-round, from late April through early June millions of birds journey north from their wintering grounds. Some will stay and nest here, but many will only stay in our area long enough to feed and replenish their strength before heading further north. As a result it is possible to observe over […]
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 […]
A light covering of snow covering the trails and trees at Banshee Reeks greeted 10 birders Saturday morning on the regular monthly Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve bird walk. During the first part of the walk the melting snow on the trees frequently dripped on our binoculars and cameras on the trails on the western edge […]
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.
Not everyone knows about how the Appalachian Trail helps keep our landscape whole. Wild East can change that.
We would encourage our members and friends to write the members of the House and Senate Budget Conference Committee and urge them to allow for the Budget Bill to have language allowing the Commonwealth to accept title to this very valuable parcel of land for our new state park. This donation acceptance will give the Virginia State […]