Despite a chill in the air and and early morning rain, Friends had an excellent turnout for our 2015 Autumn Stewardship Volunteer Day. On November 7 volunteers braved the wet and came out to Blue Ridge Regional Park. In just a few hours about a mile of densely overgrown and unusable trail had been cleared, and progress made […]
Join Friends for an Autumn clean-up as we continue our work to remove invasive species from Blue Ridge Regional Park. Our next Volunteer Day is planned for Saturday, November 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Remember to wear long-sleeved shirts, work gloves, and sturdy shoes. Some tools and equipment will be provided, but please […]
In April Friends made our second appearance at EarthDay@Loudoun where we had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of people and network with other conservation organizations. In May we hosted our biggest Stewardship Volunteer Day yet! On May 1st, 2015 we partnered again with the Virginia Native Plant Society to learn about, and continue clearing invasive plant species from Blue Ridge Regional […]
This year Friends is looking to raise membership by another 20% through, in addition to our general membership development efforts, a targeted outreach to landowners on the Blue Ridge. As part of this effort, landowners will receive information provided by the Virginia Department of Forestry about how to practice good stewardship on their mountain properties.
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 […]
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 […]
The next Volunteer Day at the Blue Ridge Regional Park is set for Friday, October 24, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This event is an opportunity for members and friends to make a real difference in the park by removing invasive plant species and improving the grounds. For the last five years Friends […]
Once again Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains will host an exhibit at the Bluemont Fair, September 20-21, 2014.The Bluemont Fair (bluemontfair.org), now in its 45th year, is an old fashioned country fair that takes place throughout the historic village of Bluemont in western Loudoun County in the shadow of the beautiful mountains. Our exhibit is situated under […]