Projects include new parks, trails, outdoor classrooms, and community gardens in 25 counties and cities.
Grants from Forest CORE Fund support eight projects that protect the outdoors and increase access to open space in Roanoke, Montgomery, Giles, Franklin, and Danville.
Foundation makes $1.13 million available in spring 2021 from Preservation Trust Fund and Get Outdoors grant programs.
Grants support 33 projects in 25 localities, with an emphasis on high-need communities.
Effort led by James River Association, Virginia Department of Forestry, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation funds tree plantings that protect streams.
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.
1,326-acre forest in Roanoke County hosts the world’s largest known population of globally rare piratebush shrub.
The 820-acre preserve in Giles and Bland counties is managed for its old-growth trees and offers possibilities for reintroducing the American chestnut and butternut tree.
The Chesapeake Bay’s largest and oldest oyster festival will have a space to call home for future generations, thanks to a partnership between festival organizers and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF). Earlier this year, a private landowner put up for sale a 3.5-acre parcel in the Town of Urbanna that had hosted vendors and other …