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Friend of the Mountain Award 2014

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

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Blue Ridge Coalition is Launched

On November 12th representatives from more than 20 conservation and public organizations met at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in Front Royal, to launch the Blue Ridge Coalition. The Coalition, designed to leverage the impact of diverse conservation efforts, is an initiative that has been in the formative stages over the last year as a More

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2014 Annual Meeting at Twins Oaks Winery

On November 9, 2014 Friends held our Annual Meeting at Twin Oaks Tavern Winery in Bluemont, VA. Attendees were treated to a winery tour by owner and winemaker Donna Evers before partaking in our traditional home cooked chili dinner prepared by FBRM members. The annual “Friend of the Mountain” award was presented to Al Van Huyck. Peter Weeks was elected by acclamation as More

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45th Annual Bluemont Fair

The 45th Annual Bluemont Fair took place September 20 and 21 during two beautiful warm and sunny days with large crowds both days numbering in the thousands. Our exhibit, situated under the covered porch of our office on Snickersville Turnpike in the heart of the village, experienced much foot-traffic, affording us opportunities to talk to visitors about our work and to make the verbal More

 
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