New Youth Outreach Coordinator joins NRLT

The New River Land Trust would like to welcome Melissa Henry to our team!  She’ll be working as our Youth Outreach Coordinator, taking over for Justine Brantley. Justine will stay on as a volunteer as part of the Youth Outreach Committee. Melissa is originally from North Carolina. She majored in Sustainable Development at Appalachian State … Read more

Early Birders Explore Trails and Parks

This spring, our Youth Outreach program has been very busy with birding!  We’ve had outings to Claytor Lake, Deerfield Trail and Gateway Park – with more to come in May and June. The Early Birder kids and families have seen many species of birds as well as explored streams and wildflowers. Check out our events … Read more

Public Notice

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The New River Land Trust is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation in 2018. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent … Read more

NRLT Conserves Land on the New River

NRLT worked with landowners Sue Dille and Barry Johnson to place their farm in Wythe County under conservation easement this past fall.  As of this week, it’s officially protected. The 33-acre property includes prime farmland, a large forest buffer between the river and pastures and is visible from the New River and the New River … Read more