Conservation Close to Home

Map showing the area where we work
The New River region

The New River Land Trust works to conserve farmland, forests, open spaces, and historic places in the New River region of Southwest Virginia. Since 2002, we have helped protect over 55,000 acres of land in the region and over 26 miles of New River frontage.

The result of our conservation work is that productive farmland, wildlife habitat, scenic views, climate resilient areas, and water quality are protected. We use cutting-edge technology to identify land in critical need of conservation. We work with partners, including local governments, on larger land policy and conservation issues.  We also educate and assist landowners to conserve their land by voluntarily donating conservation easements on their property.

Our Youth Outreach program and the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park connect kids to the outdoors, reaching out to the next generation of conservationists.  The program helps kids form a meaningful, healthy, and lifelong relationship with nature and the outdoors.

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Upcoming Events

Outdoor Family Class – Sun Prints in Blue

When: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Heritage Park – 2300 Glade Road Who: Ages 3 – 8+ and their families Explore the wonder of nature’s shapes and textures and capture their beauty through the unique lens of Cyanotypes or “blue prints”, hosted by local artist and photographer Pippi Miller. We’ll… Read more

Nature Play Date

What: Community Nature Play Date When: Oct. 26, Noon-2pm Where: Nature Play Space in Heritage Park Details: Free, just show up! Join us for our 2nd Nature Play Date at New River Land Trust’s Nature Play Space.  We’ll have music, sing-a-longs, storytelling, activities and of course – play!  Come see… Read more

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