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

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Volunteer Day – Spring 2014

On May 9th, Friends hosted the first of two planned Volunteer Days in 2014 to continue the work of restoring the 168-acre Blue Ridge Regional Park off Mountain Road between Bear’s Den and Mt. Weather. The focus of the work on the 9th was the removal of invasive vines and plants from a stone retaining wall which emerged as a beautiful architectural feature 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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Annual Meeting 2013

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 dinner provided by the Board of Directors with More

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