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Conservation and the Environment

... to conserve the gifts of nature

From its beginning in 1920, the Garden Club of Virginia has directed public attention to conservation issues around the state by establishing Conservation as its first standing committee. Through that committee, the GCV pledged to conserve natural resources, plant trees and deal with pests and pesticides. Today, the Garden Club of Virginia is still leading the way by focusing attention on conservation issues through educational leadership initiatives and legislative involvement.

The GCV Conservation and Environmental Studies Fellowship was established in 2014 to support research in areas relating to the conservation of natural resources and/or environmental studies concerning flora, fauna or community (cultural practices) that directly impact the Commonwealth of Virginia.   Learn more...

The last hand-poled ferry in the United States, Hatton Ferry crosses the historic James River from Albemarle into Buckingham County. The Ferry still offers free rides across the James—a living education in river transportation of yesteryear—and visitors can stroll river banks once peopled by Monacan Indians.   Taken from the Hatton Ferry near Scottsville, Virginia, this view of the James River includes a small island to the left, and the Albemarle County side of the river on the right.   Photo credit tcpix http://www.flickr.com/photos/24304517@N02/6126060490/in/photostream


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Virginia Conservation Network

Scenic Virginia

Virginia DGIF

Virginia DCR

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Nature Camp Foundation

Wilderness Society

James River Association

Uranium Working Group

Virginia DEQ

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Piedmont Environmental Council

The Nature Conservancy

The Virginia Coalition

VA League of Conservation Voters

Virgina DOF

EPA Great Waters Program

Pesticides and Our Health

Capital Trees

Keep Virginia Beautiful