NRLT Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters VTCRC

Opportunities for new partnerships can spring up in surprising places. Conservation Outreach Coordinator Kirby Walke was working at RunAbout Sports when Tina Cannon came by to thank RunAbout for allowing her organization to volunteer for an aid station at the Hokie Half Marathon. As the conversation progressed, Tina shared about her work as director of … Read more

Allison Tillett Joins New River Land Trust

We’re very pleased to welcome Allison Tillett to our team as our new Conservation Outreach Coordinator. Allison’s interest in conservation evolved from an affection for the natural world, appreciation for our delicate ecosystems, and enthusiasm for bird watching. At Virginia Commonwealth University she studied wetland science, restoration ecology and environmental policy, and graduated with her … Read more

Students Explore Conserved Property

New River Land Trust’s Youth Outreach program took fourth graders from Harding Avenue Elementary School to explore and study a local conserved property, the Obenshain Easement.  Students rotated through three different experiences:  assessing stream quality, creating sketch maps and stories of the land, and becoming “water investigators”. The students learned about our community, from how … Read more