2014 was a banner year for Friends in many respects: the official launch of the Blue Ridge Coalition; the inaugural presentation of the Jane Pratt Blue Ridge Mountains Award to Loudoun Valley High School senior Christina Nelson; and three new additions to our Board of Directors to name a few highlights. No less significant was […]
Annual Meeting and Reports
The 2014 Friend of the Mountain Award was presented to Al Van Huyck, founding member of Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and former President of the Friends Board of Directors, for his commitment and leadership in conservation work across the region. Al is currently a member of the Land Use committee and in addition […]
Over the last year, our organization has made strides in its efforts to increase the visibility and impact of our work – and to make good on our plan to bring regional conservationists together to explore potential synergies in efforts to preserve and enhance the mountains.
Approximately 60 folks gathered at the Barns at Rose Hill in Berryville, VA, for our Annual Meeting, November 17th, 2013. The evening opened with a visit to the Clarke County History Museum where members enjoyed a brief presentation on the history of the County. Following the visit to the Museum, members were treated to a wine reception and chili […]
Held at The Barns in Franklin Park, the first annual meeting focused on celebrating FBRM’s early accomplishments and laying out plans for an exciting program in 2009. Opening with a reception and art exhibit of mountain scenes provided by the Loudoun Sketch Club, a brief business meeting was followed by a program of mountain music with a […]