Dr. Dorothy Jane “Jane” Pratt, founding member of Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, former Friends member and head of the Land Use Committee, died on August 12th after battling recurrence of cancer. Jane spent more than 35 years in the field of sustainable, equitable development and environmental stewardship at both the domestic and global levels.
Friends News & Updates
UNESCO has produced an environmental education kit for secondary school teachers and their pupils living in mountainous areas. In order to better understand the complexity of mountain ecosystems, the kit offers a creative approach to environmental education: it is designed to arouse pupils’ curiosity, UNESCO has produced an environmental education kit for secondary school teachers […]
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 […]
VOLUNTEER DAY PLANS for August 23, 2013 We are all set for hosting a volunteer day on August 23, 2013. This will be a special event as the NVRPA is to receive an “Outstanding Forest Steward” award from the Virginia State Forestry Department (Terry Lasher, Senior Area Forester, will present the award). Mr. Lasher will […]
Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 12:00 PM Join us for a Spring clean-up party to remove invasive species at Blue Ridge Regional Park sponsored by Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains in conjunction with The Virginia Native Plant Society and The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Volunteers will gather between noon at 1:00 p.m. at […]
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 […]
Featuring an Appalachian Trail Walk, boating, games, horseback rides & fishing at the Van Hyuck Farm in Round Hill, this event was an opportunity for families to experience the recreational opportunities the Blue Ridge offers… and to meet and greet others who share an interest in preserving and celebrating the mountain.