Here in the Shenandoah Valley, Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate our rich soil, healthy forests, clean water and rural working lands.
The Valley Treasure award seeks to recognize community members whose exceptional work, substantial contributions, service and commitment to conserving the natural resources, cultural heritage, and rural character of our region stands out.
This summer, more than 60 area producers joined Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative (SVCC) partners to tour two local farms.
Browntown residents learned how land protection is a great tool to protect family farms and improve water quality.
Several of the bills that we supported are on Governor Northam’s desk awaiting signature, and the budget ended up relatively strong for clean water and farmland protection programs, considering current fiscal constraints.
We applaud the restoration of funding to the county’s Conservation Easement Authority (CEA) to ensure Shenandoah County’s continued progress in land preservation – a community-wide benefit.
Hidden Springs Farm, operated by Walter and Joan Brown is not only a Virginia Century Farm, but is one of the last African American farms in Augusta County.
It’s always been fun to play outside in Waynesboro and eastern Augusta County, but the city is taking it up a notch for its people, plants, fish and birds by strengthening its new relationship with the South River and existing natural and historic resources.
Despite opening in the middle of a global pandemic, visitors have discovered Seven Bends State Park, the new park in Woodstock bordered by the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
This act addresses the problematic legal structure of heirs’ property that has been a major factor in the decline in the number of Black-owned farms in Virginia and in the country.
June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm