Grants from VOF’s Preservation Trust and Get Outdoors Funds are helping Friends of the Appomattox River open up pathways in the Appomattox River Trail System.
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VOF hosts Girl Scouts at Bull Run Mountains Preserve
VOF’s Bull Run Mountain Natural Area Preserve hosted the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital for a day in the woods, where they were led on guided hikes by the Preserve’s conservation assistant, Deneith Reif.
Camp Under the Stars, Prince William County
With funding from VOF’s Get Outdoors Fund in 2022, Camp Under the Stars, Inc., provided kids from the D.C. area with summer-camp experiences while building an inclusive and supportive camp community.
Pine Grove Park, Cumberland County
With help from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Get Outdoors Fund, former students and descendants continue their work toward the preservation of the Pine Grove School and its grounds, where generations of Black children received a quality education during the Jim Crow era.
Gilbert’s Corner Regional Park, Loudoun County
Gilbert’s Corner Regional Park offers visitors tales from the home front during the Civil War, a StoryWalk® sponsored by the county library, and easygoing trails against the backdrop of Bull Run Mountain.
Sensory Trail, Pulaski County
Educator Carley Pavan-Ballard’s efforts to get her classes outside and learning after the COVID-19 pandemic turned into a school- and county-wide project that is providing a resource for the entire community.
Elk Hill Farm and the Rockfish Valley Trail System, Nelson County
The Rockfish Valley Foundation maintains trails, a park, and a natural history center designed to help kids make connections between indoors and out.
Plant SWVA Natives Campaign and Propagation Center, Montgomery County
A grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund is making it easier for people in SWVA to learn about and grow native plants, contributing to cleaner water, healthier soil and restored habitats for pollinators.
T.G. Howard Community Center and Calfee Community & Cultural Center, Pulaski County
A creek runs between T.G. Howard Community Center and the former Calfee Training School. Both buildings are undergoing renovations in order to serve the community of Pulaski better than ever with help from VOF’s Preservation Trust Fund.
Richard Bland College, City of Petersburg
Snorkeling, fishing and kayaking are just a few of the things Richard Bland students had the opportunity to do in 2021 and 2022 thanks to VOF’s Get Outdoors Fund.