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 Park. With the help of volunteers we were More
Join Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains for a Spring clean-up party as we work to remove invasive species from Blue Ridge Regional Park! We will gather at 1:00 p.m. and work for two hours before enjoying refreshments in the park. Please wear long-sleeved shirts, work gloves, and sturdy shoes. Remember to bring your clippers! Directions to the park (to map directions, click More
Friends will again host a booth at the Earth Day @ Loudoun Family Festival on April 26, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come visit us and other local conservation organizations, gather conservation resources and ideas, and enjoy fun family activities, live music, and local vendors. The festival will be held at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands. Directions.
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 to his work with Friends he has served More