National Recycling Day

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...
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Freshwater Mussels in Virginia

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...
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Your Virginia Fall Bucket List for Conserved Lands

1. Head for a leisurely drive along Skyline Drive. With 105 miles containing 75 overlooks, you are guaranteed some stunning fall views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park. 2. Visit Richard’s Fruit Market, just outside of...
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You’re Invited- Great Valley Cleanup

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...
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Global Impacts: 30 by 30 Conservation Goals

Have you heard of 30 by 30? The United Nations working group has called for the conservation of 30 % of lands and waters by 2030. More specifically, "...at least 30 per cent of terrestrial...
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Coastal Impacts

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...
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National & State Park Impacts

We absolutely love the preservation of amazing natural resources through National and State Parks; however, putting land into a park doesn't fully protect it from human impact on the environment. Shutdowns caused by politics and...
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Agricultural Impacts: Stream Exclusion Fencing

What Can It Do For Your Herd? Stream exclusion fencing can create significant returns for your farm. While stream exclusion fencing does require an upfront investment, 80% of fencing costs can be reimbursed through cost...
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