Conservation Partnership to Accelerate Clean Water and Farmland Protection

 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 […]

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Change is in the Air

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 […]

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VCC Earns National Recognition

Staunton, VA (Aug 6, 2019) – Conserving the farms, forests, and open spaces of the Shenandoah Valley since 1990, Valley Conservation Council (VCC) has helped protect tens of thousands of acres and countless miles of rivers and streams. VCC recently received word that it has achieved national recognition – joining a network of over 400 […]

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Conservation Update from VCC

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 […]

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The Evolution of an Organization and a Person

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 […]

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Conservation Easements – Why Now?

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 […]

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January E-News

You can read our January E-News by downloading the PDF below. Want to get Conservation news direct to your inbox? Join our mailing list (link below)! January E-News Join our Mailing List  

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Botetourt Community Partnership

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

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128 West Bruce St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-886-3541
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