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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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VCC Seeks Executive Director

The newly accredited Valley Conservation Council (VCC) seeks an ambitious, experienced, and enthusiastic Executive Director to lead the next chapter of our organization’s history. As a nonprofit land trust serving an 11-county region in and around Virginia’s famous Shenandoah Valley, VCC is proud to celebrate 30 years of conservation success. Throughout its history, VCC has […]

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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

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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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VCC Celebrates 50th Conservation Easement

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 […]

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Easement Protects Working Lands

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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John Sweet Named Conservator of the Year

Highland County resident John Sweet has been named Valley Conservation Council’s Conservator of the Year. The award, presented at Valley Conservation Council’s (VCC) annual conservation celebration, recognized Sweet’s lifetime of environmental stewardship, culminating most recently with a donation of his 386-acre farm to the organization. “When it came time for VCC’s board and staff to […]

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17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone: 540-886-3541
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