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 …
Effort led by The Conservation Fund and Virginia Department of Forestry included support from a $1 million grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund.
VOF opens 2020-2021 grant round for its Preservation Trust Fund with an emphasis on community-driven conservation.
Get Outdoors program will provide grants of up to $25,000 for projects in underserved communities.
The webinar provided an overview of the 2020 grant round, which is focused on community-supported conservation projects in nine Southwest Virginia localities.
Projects to restore Evergreen & East End Cemeteries in Richmond and create Hinchee Park in Roanoke receive silver awards in the land conservation category.
We’re learning more about the people who came to live on the mountain thanks to our cultural history fellow, Barinaale Dube.
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.