NRLT Seeks to Grow Early Birders Program

NRLT is applying for funding through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Land Trust Small Grants Program to expand our Early Birders Program. Early Birders introduces children to bird watching and promotes an appreciation for nature, conservation, and habitat protection. The Early Birders program began in 2018 with a grant from the Virginia Department of Game … Read more

Nature Play Space Goes to the Birds

The NRLT Nature Play Space in Blacksburg’s Heritage Park got a new installation recently of a child-sized birdhouse. The house was a community effort funded by the Rotary Club of Blacksburg. Ed Tuchler of Shelter Alternatives designed the birdhouse, and it was built by a team of volunteers from Shelter Alternatives, the Rotary and the community … Read more

Update on Nature Parks Project

New River Land Trust has requested a $1.2 million grant form the Forest CORE Fund, a forest mitigation fund from Mountain Valley Pipeline, to purchase 553 acres of intact forest on Brush Mountain in order to create two adjacent parks: one in the Town of Blacksburg and one in Montgomery County. The acreage to be … Read more