Elementary school students in Westmoreland County Public Schools and undergraduates from Longwood University are coming back to bigger and better educational possibilities on Hull Springs’ 662 acres of forest and wetlands.
A grant from VOF’s Preservation Trust Fund will help bring new life to downtown Buena Vista.
Kids have been enjoying the outdoor spaces at Belle Meade Farm since 1994. Day and swim camps and a Montessori School closely tied to the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture Program means there is a lot to do and explore.
The Mariners’ Museum and Park has received a Get Outdoors grant from VOF, helping to make Mariners’ Lake accessible to all.
The 144-acre Phillips Farm provides more than just the viewshed for the historic village of Waterford. It is also the site of a nature trail, a monarch butterfly way station, and an outdoor classroom for Loudoun County K-12 students.
A successful advocacy campaign by Pathfinders for Radford and an enthusiastic city administration saved Wildwood Park, the wild heart of the city of Radford.
At the Albright Scout Reservation in Chesterfield county, small things add up to big results in real time, thanks to a group of youth volunteers and their adult advisors who have decided that hiking and camping aren’t the only outdoor experiences the 568-acre property has to offer.
VOF’s new outreach assistant is developing new guided hikes and other educational initiatives at the preserve.
Conservation projects in 34 localities ranged from family farms and forests to public parks and trails.
Emmett Snead and his family have been selling cut-your-own Christmas trees on his farm 10 minutes outside of Fredericksburg since the mid-1980s. Five days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, from black Friday through December 20, the farm averages 386 visitors a day. That sounds like a lot of trees, but as Emmett tells it, “The …