Public Outreach

VCC knows that conservation is a team sport. In order for long term protection to be at its full potential, people of all kinds need to be invested in caring for the region’s agricultural, cultural, and natural features.

There is at least one VCC hosted event each month which can include workshops, educational events, and hikes. All upcoming events will be announced through our monthly e-blasts and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If there are any questions about VCC’s events calendar, or if you have questions regarding access and accessibility, please email

On top of events we host, VCC is happy to collaborate or come speak at events of all sizes. These can include larger events like local stream cleanup days or smaller meetings such os Rotary Club meetings looking for speakers. We have a set library of presentations on a variety of topics, ranging from using native plants as an alternative for lawns to wildlife corridors, although we can speak on most topics that fall under the umbrella of conservation.

If you are looking for a presenter for a public program on conservation and better development topics, please contact the Valley Conservation Council at or 540-886-3541.


Our Advocacy Policy

Often VCC is asked to take a stand for or against a particular issue or project.

VCC believes that its efforts are best channeled toward long-term education and engagement to assist the planning processes that precede project proposals. We encourage communities to have strong comprehensive plans and ordinances and citizens to be active and informed as the best preparation for such challenges.

Exceptions might include projects of regional magnitude or that would set negative precedents.  VCC’s Board of Directors will examine these types of exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

An Accredited Land Trust

Contact Us:

Valley Conservation Council
P.O. Box 988
Staunton, VA 24402
Phone: 540-886-3541

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