$21,150 in grants awarded to local governments and nonprofits in six localities, with about half of funding coming from VOF’s TERRA program.
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Bull Run Mountains Preserve temporarily closed through COVID-19 pandemic
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has begun, much of the public has been seeking refuge and entertainment in outdoor spaces. As a result, the Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve has seen a dramatic increase in public visitation, with the parking lot filling up every open day and large crowds using the trail network. Unfortunately, with …
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Enrichmond Foundation unveils $19 million master plan for Historic Evergreen
Plan outlines strategies for a community-driven approach to restoring one of the nation’s most significant African American cultural treasures.
VOF protected nearly 2 acres every hour in 2019
17,000 new acres of open space protected across 40 localities, bringing total portfolio to 860,000 acres.
New online identity for 2020
Official URL for website address and email addresses will change to vof-stage.sitevision.com.
Funding available for water-quality projects in Appomattox River watershed
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 through VOF’s new Appomattox River Fund, which was established using mitigation funds through an agreement between VOF and the Virginia Department of Transportation. The fund’s …
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NFWF awards $1 million for multi-state wetlands restoration partnership
Efforts in Virginia will focus on engaging private landowners along the Rappahannock River.
Southampton easement protects bottomland forest along Nottoway River
More than two miles of Nottoway River frontage protected with forested riparian buffer.
VOF projects in Lexington, Lynchburg receive $381,134 from VLCF
Proposed easements will provide outdoor recreation and education opportunities for residents throughout the region.
Stakeholders seek public input on Brush Mountain project in Blacksburg
Project funded by $1.2 million grant from VOF’s Forest CORE Fund will expand recreational opportunities in Montgomery County.