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...

South Fork of the Holston River is one of the 10 Heritage Rivers in the US. NRCS worked with local farmers and other agencies in providing buffers, fencing for livestock, rotational grazing, tree planting and recreational opportunities under a cooperative effort. Visit http://www.va.nrcs.usda.gov/
  Photo by Jeff Vanuga, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

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