Friends News & Updates
Matthew Soiland of Purcellville, who will attend Virginia Tech College of Engineering and was awarded $1,500 for his exceptional essay, noted that, “Being the honored recipient of the 2020 Jane Pratt & Jed Shilling Blue Ridge Mountains Educational Scholarship will be instrumental in helping me to take advantage of the exciting internship and experiential learning […]
Except for the highest peaks, mountains appear naked without their blanket of trees. And trees play an especially crucial environmental role. In my teens trees were a great solace to me before I learned to find it within myself. I was living at my family’s home in Vermont, the “Green Mountain State”. Of course what […]
Love (of our property) in the Time of Corona(virus) by Carole Napolitano In recent conversations friends and I have remarked on the good fortune we have, during this time of coronavirus isolation, to live in homes that allow us to shelter-in-place safely and to cultivate garden plots that offer a therapeutic pastime when other typical […]
Many thanks to everyone who donated to GiveChoose on May 5th; we raised over $4,000!!
Conservation Group Works to Boost Sleeter Lake Park Popularity
In February 2020, eight members who comprise Friend’s Board of Directors, plus our Administrative Assistant, met over lunch to discuss our direction moving forward as well as the necessary steps towards growing the organization. From revamping our website, growing our education endowment, creating special mountain maps, potentially hiring consultants and staff, and holding special events […]