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

Lifelong Learning Class Takes a Trip into History

Image of original home of Mary and William Ingles

Imagine living on the land your family has owned and farmed continuously since the 1700’s. Lewis Ingles “Bud” Jeffries doesn’t have to. Bud is a direct descendent of Mary Draper and William Ingles, who settled the land in the late 1750’s. His property and another across the river owned by his cousins who are also … Read more