Partnership in Petersburg

A $159,000 grant from VOF helps the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River to acquire and conserve nearly 5 acres along the river, filling a gap in the 25-mile Appomattox River Trail that’s being developed.


acres in Virginia protected.


miles of rivers and streams.


miles of hiking and biking trails.


acres conserved every hour since 1966.

Protect Your Land

Start here if you have open space that you would like to protect with help from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

Document Library

Applications, forms, guidelines, templates, newsletters, and other publications.

Board Meetings

See the dates and locations of upcoming meetings of the Board of Trustees and board committees.

Forest CORE Grant Round for 2020 Focuses on Community-Supported Projects

VOF recently updated the Forest CORE Fund grant criteria for the 2020 Request for Proposals. $1 million is being made available for projects that connect people to forested land through recreation, conservation, restoration, and education. Successful grant proposals will show the significance of the projects to the communities in which they are located.



Places That Connect

Mill Mountain, City of Roanoke

Roanoke’s Department of Parks and Recreation is making it easier to reach the top of Mill Mountain, where its iconic star, amazing views, a zoo and discovery center, and ten miles of trails await.

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Portrait of a Steward

Bull Run Mountains Blog

Meet some of the people and land behind our work