Volunteer Day, October 24 – Blue Ridge Regional Park

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 of the Blue Ridge Mountains, working with the More

Bluemont Fair

See you at the Fair – September 20 & 21

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 the covered porch of our office, right on Snickersville More


First Annual Jane Pratt Blue Ridge Mountains Education Award

On Thursday, May 29 at Loudoun Valley High School’s “Evening of Honors” Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains presented the first annual “Jane Pratt Blue Ridge Mountains Education Award.” The honored recipient was LVHS senior Christina Nelson of Purcellville. Christina is an A + student in environmental science. She is president of Loudoun Valley’s Environmental Club and has helped coordinate activities such as More


The Importance of Stewarding Our Mountains

Half of humanity depends directly on mountains as a source of fresh water. Mountains also provide critical resources, recreation opportunities, and spiritual renewal. Our Blue Ridge Mountains represent all of these – the highest headwaters of the Potomac and other watersheds, and a vital source of recreation, resources, and renewal. But mountains are exceptionally fragile: the rise in elevation creates many different climates, More

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