A partnership of Shenandoah Valley-based conservation groups will bring almost $1 million to the region to accelerate clean water practices and farmland protection. Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced that the Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative (Collaborative) has received a three-year award under its Chesapeake Bay Stewardship grant program. The Collaborative brings together […]


As the first leaves begin to turn along the ridge lines that surround us, we are reminded that time brings change to VCC as well. Throughout our history, we have facilitated land protection, promoted smart growth, advocated for appropriate transportation solutions, and most recently, served as the “boots on the ground” to put more land […]


When John Sweet made the decision to donate his 400-acre Highland County farm to VCC, his hope was that the farm might be used to help educate future conservationists for generations to come. Less than a year after making the gift, Sweet’s vision had already become a reality when David Weisenbeck, a student at James […]


Use the link below to read our 2018 Annual Report: VCC_Annual Report 2018


Valley Conservation Council will soon be looking for a new Executive Director to lead the next chapter in VCC’s growth and development. Under the leadership of Natasha Skelton, VCC doubled the amount of land we steward, received a gift of a 400-acre farm in Highland County on which we plan to host educational seminars and […]


In 2017, I moved from a fulfilling career in a locally grown business to serving an organization and a mission that marched in line with my personal passion.  Life in the greater Shenandoah Valley is rooted in our beautiful landscape and fed by our agrarian way of life.  My childhood was filled with mountain adventures […]


VCC is currently seeking landowners to partner with to help protect our region’s waters today and into the future. If you or someone you know may be interested in considering permanently protecting land with a conservation easement, and are fortunate enough to have a stream or river dancing across your acres, call or e-mail VCC […]


Valley Conservation Council and the Botetourt Community Partnership were highlighted in a recent article in the Fincastle Herald. This story detailed a tour the group took of Ballast Point Brewery. Use the following links to read the full story: BCP2 BCP1


This October, Valley Conservation Council (VCC) celebrated the completion of its 50th conservation easement, a significant milestone in the organization’s history. Over the course of the past year, VCC has worked with landowners to protect six new properties in four counties to ensure the permanent preservation of over 1,100 acres. Combined with the donation of […]


Marc and Eileen Read feel strongly about conserving land, especially when they look across the river from their 89- acre farm and see the small lot subdivision developed in recent years. To ensure that this would never happen to their property, they recently donated a conservation easement to VCC. The easement is designed to protect […]


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