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.
Bruce Ingram’s dream was to own and protect rural land. Now he and his wife Elaine own and manage 442 acres of pristine mountain terrain.
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.
Mariel Goss brings heritage breeds together with prize-winning water quality protections on Retreat Farm.
A 12-acre parcel along Turkey Island Creek gives the James River Association one more way to get people out on the water.
We’re learning more about the people who came to live on the mountain thanks to our cultural history fellow, Barinaale Dube.