The Land Trust of Virginia and the Piedmont Environmental Council lead a presentation and discussion about conservation easements. The post BRCA Webinar: An Introduction to Conservation Easements appeared first on The Downstream Project.
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The mission of The Downstream Project is to promote natural resource conservation by stimulating awareness, action and alliances through visual arts and technology.
As the saying goes “we all live downstream.” But at The Downstream Project it’s more than a saying. It’s the underlying principle behind everything we do, beginning with our flagship 2009 film, Shenandoah: Voices of the River. This 52-minute documentary examines the history, ecology, and beauty of this treasured natural resource—and the potentially devastating impacts on its future. In all of our omni-media efforts we continue to utilize this “in their own words” approach to capture and convey the energy and passion and commitment of our project partners and their missions.
In the words of TDP founder George Ohrstrom: “The hope is that people will educate themselves and stand up and become a voice for downstream issues because they are exceedingly important to all of us.”
Grab your coffee and join us for a virtual video seriesNovember 30 – December 4 @ 9:00 AM Monday and Friday are special Zoom events. You may Register Here. Registering for the Monday event will automatically register you for the Friday event. Once registered, Zoom will send you a reminder. The post Coffee & Conservation […]
If your organization uses WordPress on your website, you are familiar with two types of content that have made the software the most popular website platform in the world: Pages and Posts. With Pages, you can create new pages on the fly and move them around the navigation with ease. Posts empower news items, a.k.a., […]
What goes in your year-end tax letters Here are a few tips on year-end tax letters from our partners at Little Green Light, the constituent relationship management software, or CRM. The Downstream Project has recommended and installed LGL for dozens of conservation partners. A thank-you is the “story of you” In addition to providing the […]
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 […]
Despite the fact that site work has begun on a planned 460,000-square-foot insulation factory on 130 acres in Ranson, W.Va., opposition to the project continues to grow — within Jefferson County and beyond. The Rockwool insulation plant would crush and melt rock using coal and natural gas. Although the proposed plant’s owner, the multi-national ROXEL, has already […]
Virginia Working Landscapes and The Downstream Project hosted a do-it-yourself environmental sensor workshop funded by the U.S. EPA, April 4–5 along the Shenandoah River in Clarke County, Va. Participants learned to build and use the open-source, Arduino-based real-time environmental monitoring systems, which offer individuals, communities, and organizations a low-cost alternative for monitoring water quality, quantity, […]
by George Ohrstrom II As a member of Virginia’s conservation community following the actions of the General Assembly, I was both excited and fearful to see the recently released proposed budget numbers. I knew that both the House and Senate versions would be different, but I did not expect to read what I did. We […]