“As a Civil War site, Hansbrough Ridge is unique,” said Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer. “There are commanding views of the landscape in all directions, which made it a crucial defensive position during the Civil War.”
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VOF helps create new waterfront park in Virginia Beach
Nine acres on the Elizabeth River are set to become a waterfront park, thanks to a partnership between the Living River Restoration Trust (LRRT), the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the City of Virginia Beach.
VOF volunteer team celebrates “A Day of Service” at Evergreen Cemetery
A team of nearly a dozen VOF staff, family, and friends, including executive director Brett Glymph and trustee Viola Baskerville, headed out to Richmond’s Evergreen Cemetery for a cleanup on January 15 to honor Martin Luther King Day.
VOF protected 23,446 acres of open space in 2017
Highlights include a 1,260-acre farm in Surry County that surrounds historic Bacon’s Castle and a 9-acre tract in Virginia Beach that will become the first public park offering paddling access from the southern shore of the Elizabeth River.
Waddle Farm, Smyth County
Several years ago, a neighbor asked Shelley Waddle if she and her husband, Jeff, had ever considered protecting their 1,158-acre Saltville farm from development with a conservation easement. She was …
VOF defers decision on MVP conversion, supports FERC recommendation on access road
Citing concerns from VOF and the landowner, FERC has asked MVP to file a plan that does not include the access road.
VOF defers decision on MVP conversion application, supports FERC recommendation on access road
Update (7/26/2017): On July, 21 2017 MVP, LLC submitted an appeal to FERC on condition #16 of the FEIS, which would have required MVP, LLC to avoid the access road …
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Pulaski County easement will provide key linkages in New River Valley greenway
An 11-acre easement funded by VOF’s Preservation Trust Fund and the Virginia Land Conservation Fund will connect the county’s new greenway to the fishing, boating and wildlife viewing possibilities on the banks of the river, and link a series of existing trails across the region.
Explore VOF’s conserved lands online with interactive Map Room
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is excited to announce a new Map Room feature available through our website. The Map Room, which is hosted by ESRI at http://vof.maps.arcgis.com, functions as a central …
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VOF notifies Mountain Valley Pipeline, FERC that maintenance road would trigger conversion process on Roanoke County easement
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) has notified the developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), that a proposed maintenance road for …
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