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September E-News from VCC

Click Here to download our monthly e-newsletter for September highlighting VCC news and conservation news from around the Valley. If you would like to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox each month, call our office 540-886-3541 or e-mail emily@valleyconservation.org so we can add you to our mailing list! September E-New

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VCC Announces New Executive Director

Valley Conservation Council (VCC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Natasha Skelton to Executive Director. Skelton, who joined the organization in early 2017 as Associate Director for Outreach, brings with her a background in agricultural education and communications management along with a lifetime of experience building relationships with individuals and organizations throughout the Shenandoah […]

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VCC Applying for Accreditation

Exciting news! Valley Conservation Council has been invited to apply for accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program […]

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Kites and Critters 2018

Once again, Kites and Critters was a great day on the farm on Bells Lane. Children and sheep alike enjoyed a day outside with opportunities to learn and explore. Activities like the farm petting zoo and trout release into Poague’s Run allowed families to experience a farm in a way that has become uncommon for […]

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Shenandoah Valley Ag Preservation Alliance – Economic Impacts Forum

On June 28, agriculture producers came out of the fields to discuss the economic impacts of their industry during a forum hosted by Valley Conservation Council’s Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Preservation Alliance (Ag Alliance) along with agency staff, conservation groups, and related professionals.  Across the nation, Americans are an average of three generations removed from the farm.  However, the […]

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2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report is now available! Paper copies of the annual report were mailed at the end of June, but in case you missed it, we’ve also posted the report online. If you did not receive a copy in the mail, but would like to receive future VCC correspondence, please contact us with your […]

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Spring Stewardship Success

When VCC takes on a conservation easement, we assume responsibility for the stewardship of that land in perpetuity (forever!).  Each year, staff and volunteers visit those easements, ensuring that they are in good shape and that the owners of these special places have access to the resources they need to be good stewards of the […]

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Kites & Critters: April 23, 2017

Catch “Kites & Critters” at Staunton Farm on April 23, 2017 Staunton – “Kites & Critters: a Day at the Farm” will offer something for everyone on Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Moore farm on 272 Bells Lane. Valley Conservation Council coordinates this free event to invite citizens, especially families, […]

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Hearing Feb. 9 on Threatened Pipeline Easements

VOF Hearing Will Address Easements in Path of Pipeline Pipeline developers have proposed “converting” the conservation easements in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF), which holds the easements, will hear Dominion’s proposal and request on February 9. Valley Conservation Council has written VOF to oppose the plan to […]

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Valley Conservation Council
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-886-3541
info@valleyconservation.org

Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Annual Meeting

    October 28 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm