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.
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VOF allocates $548,000 for public access projects
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is directing $548,000 from its Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund (PTF) to facilitate the acquisition of four open-space easements that will increase public access to natural …
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VOF announces grant opportunity for easements that include public access
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is seeking proposals for open-space easements that would result in new outdoor recreation and education opportunities for the public, especially in cities and towns where such …
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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.
VOF allocates more than $1.5M to increase open space access in 11 localities
At a meeting in Henrico County on February 9, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) board of trustees approved the allocation of more than $1.5 million from its Open Space Lands …
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VOF’s first easement in Norfolk protects a cultural and natural gem
With its museum, studio, gardens, trails, public playground, and frontage on the Lafayette River, the Hermitage Foundation has provided an opportunity for thousands of families to connect with nature in one of Virginia’s most developed regions. That opportunity is now preserved for generations to come.
City of Radford, VOF Partner to Protect Wildwood Park
Over the centuries, Wildwood Park in downtown Radford has been a Native American burial ground, a saltpeter mine, the site of a Civil War battle, and the city’s first park. …
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State’s Largest Easement Completed on Carvins Cove
The City of Roanoke has completed the donation of a two-part conservation easement in Roanoke and Botetourt counties that permanently protects 11,363 acres of open space, making it the largest …
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VOF Finalizes 5,000-Acre Smith Mountain Easement
Nearly 5,000 acres of scenic Smith Mountain in Bedford and Pittsylvania counties are now permanently protected, thanks to the recordation of a conservation easement donated to the Commonwealth by Appalachian …
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