Volunteer Day: Blue Ridge Regional Park

Volunteer Day at Blue Ridge Regional Park was a success! We enjoyed beautiful weather and got lots of work done pulling and cutting invasive vegetation from the remaining stone wall. We also made progress in the ongoing battle with oriental bittersweet and bamboo-two particularly troublesome invasive plants!! Thanks, as always, to Robin Williams of the Virginia Native Plant Society for her invaluable assistance More


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


The Blue Ridge Summit

In October, 2013 Friends and National Wildlife Federation co-hosted a Blue Ridge Summit at Bluemont Vineyard, with over 60 participants representing conservation and historical groups, land trusts, county governments, and landowners from around the region. It was a high energy day with spirited discussion around protecting the natural, historical and cultural resources of our Blue Ridge, and a Blue Ridge Declaration of Stewardship More

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