The Read Mountain Preserve has more than doubled in size thanks to a fruitful public/private partnership between a local advocacy group, local agencies, landowners and grants from VOF’s Preservation Trust and Forest Core funds.
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.
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.
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.
Effort led by The Conservation Fund and Virginia Department of Forestry included support from a $1 million grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund.
The webinar provided an overview of the 2020 grant round, which is focused on community-supported conservation projects in nine Southwest Virginia localities.
$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.
$21,150 in grants awarded to local governments and nonprofits in six localities, with about half of funding coming from VOF’s TERRA program.
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) has announced up to $5,000 per project in funding for grants to enhance water quality in the Appomattox River watershed. The grants are being made …