Projects to restore Evergreen & East End Cemeteries in Richmond and create Hinchee Park in Roanoke receive silver awards in the land conservation category.
The project, which was slated to cross 10 VOF easements, is scrapped by the developers, citing “ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty.”
$1,000,000 is being made available in the third grant round of the program, with eligibility requirements being tightened to reflect a priority on projects that benefit communities most directly impacted by the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
From two historic African American community centers in Pulaski, to the site of the Urbanna Oyster Festival on the Middle Peninsula, the latest projects hope to expand opportunities for communities to connect with the outdoors.
Preserve will continue to require social distancing under Virginia’s Phase One reopening plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Easement along scenic river frontage at Rappahannock Station Battlefield provides permanent water access to the public for recreation and education.
The Friends of Lower Appomattox River’s acquisition of 4.8 acres just upriver from Patton Park was supported by a $159,000 grant from VOF’s Preservation Trust Fund.
$21,150 in grants awarded to local governments and nonprofits in six localities, with about half of funding coming from VOF’s TERRA program.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has begun, much of the public has been seeking refuge and entertainment in outdoor spaces. As a result, the Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve has seen a dramatic increase in public visitation, with the parking lot filling up every open day and large crowds using the trail network. Unfortunately, with […]
Plan outlines strategies for a community-driven approach to restoring one of the nation’s most significant African American cultural treasures.