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 …
Virginia’s grassland habitats have suffered immense losses since European colonization. Some landowners are trying to reverse the trend.
ThunderCroft’s lodging and trails nestled in a variety of habitats on the edge of the Jefferson National Forest offer visitors a “front-row seat to nature,” says owner Buck Cox.
With grant money from various organizations and some elbow grease from the community, Pittsylvania Parks and Recreation has restored Wayside Park to its central place in the lives of county residents.