The State Arboretum of Virginia names sassafras the 2020 Tree of the Year. Sassafras is a fast-growing tree that is native to the eastern U.S. and available from local nurseries. Their leaves display striking autumn colors, ranging from yellow to orange to red. And how many trees have three different leaf shapes sometimes on the […]
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Except for the highest peaks, mountains appear naked without their blanket of trees. And trees play an especially crucial environmental role. In my teens trees were a great solace to me before I learned to find it within myself. I was living at my family’s home in Vermont, the “Green Mountain State”. Of course what […]
Love (of our property) in the Time of Corona(virus) by Carole Napolitano In recent conversations friends and I have remarked on the good fortune we have, during this time of coronavirus isolation, to live in homes that allow us to shelter-in-place safely and to cultivate garden plots that offer a therapeutic pastime when other typical […]
GiveChoose, an annual fundraiser for local non-profits, is Tuesday, May 5th. Friends encourages you to support our mission to preserve and protect the Blue Ridge. A few members have generously offered a challenge grant of $2,000 between 11:00 AM – 12 noon, in effect, doubling your donation! In addition, we qualify for a $500 bonus if […]
Conservation Group Works to Boost Sleeter Lake Park Popularity The post Check out this article from Loudoun Now appeared first on Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
In February 2020, eight members who comprise Friend’s Board of Directors, plus our Administrative Assistant, met over lunch to discuss our direction moving forward as well as the necessary steps towards growing the organization. From revamping our website, growing our education endowment, creating special mountain maps, potentially hiring consultants and staff, and holding special events […]
Give Choose is a 24-hour day of giving organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties to benefit local charities serving our community. The goal is to inspire our community to come together to give generously to charities that make our community the best place to live. Please help get to our […]
Sleeter Lake The post Check out this video from Sleeter Lake appeared first on Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Happenings: Loudoun Historic Village Alliance Dear Friends, I had the good fortune a year ago to help form an organization called the Loudoun Historic Village Alliance. It was inspired by the Comprehensive Plan for Loudoun County which was being hotly debated at the time. There was a section in the Comprehensive Plan that attempted to […]
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains presented their annual Friend of the Mountain Award to the “SWAT Team” of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition (LCPCC) at their annual meeting on November 24, 2019 at Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont, Virginia. The award reflected efforts beginning in February, 2018, during the Loudoun County 2040 Comprehensive Plan […]