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While the holidays can be extravagant, it doesn’t mean they have to be wasteful!
When it comes to trees…
It tends to be more sustainable to buy a real Christmas tree. Artificial trees are made from un-recycleable artificial materials, some of which can be harmful to people as well as the environment. Often artificial trees are […]
Typically when we think of what can be recycled, we picture aluminum cans and plastic bottles; however, so many more items can be recycled in different ways you may not have even thought of!
This great resource, Earth911, has a list of how to donate various items, from household waste to construction materials to electronics. We’ve transferred the list and the links onto this blog […]
Look at these freshwater mussels we found in the Maury River during the Great Valley Cleanup!
Freshwater mussels are critical species in rivers’ and streams’ ecosystems. Why? They actually improve the quality of the water by acting as a natural filter for bacteria, algae and sediments. AND they are a source of food for other species!
There are […]
Come one come all! Help us make an impact by joining Conservation Partners and Valley Conservation Council in picking up litter to help keep our Valley pristine! You can team up with our groups in Lexington or Staunton. If you can’t make it, clean up some trash wherever you are and post on social media with #GreatValleyCleanup and tag us to participate […]
Our very own Tori Kennedy is exploring some of the impacts that humankind has on coastal areas, focusing on the Eastern Shore of Virginia…
“Many environmental groups are working hard to counter climate change risks and help restore the water quality of the Bay. My time on the Eastern Shore of Virginia was spent working with the local land trust in Onancock interviewing a landowner whose family had donated a […]