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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Fall Newsletter 2016

Our fall 2016 Vision newsletter honors Carolyn Ford, VCC’s Conservator of the Year. This and much more valley news. To view the newsletter (full screen recommended) and to download a copy, please click on the link below. Happy holidays to you and yours!

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Virginia’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation

The Trust for Public Land’s report “Virginia’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation,” shows that for every $1 invested by the state in land conservation, $4 in natural goods and services is returned to Virginia’s economy. Look for the full study at www.tpl.org/va-roi-report. The study was conducted in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and VIRGINIAforever. […]

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

Upcoming Events

  1. Green Fire Documentary Viewing

    August 21 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. 2018 Annual Meeting

    September 16 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm