Update on Brush Mountain Trails – GiveLocalNRV

Wednesday, June 24, is GiveLocalNRV, the New River Valley’s seventh annual local day of giving (formerly GiveBigNRV Day). This virtual day of giving will allow nonprofits like the Land Trust the chance to raise money for the benefit of our community, particularly during the ongoing COVID19 crisis when in-person events are not an option. This … Read more

Trail Building Begins on Brush Mountain

Work on new trails for the Brush Mountain Park and Preservation Project is expected to begin the first week of June. Work on this first phase will take about 8-9 weeks to complete. The Land Trust currently owns two properties totaling 552 acres of intact forestland on Brush Mountain between the Jefferson National Forest boundary … Read more

On Earth Day, Funding for Outdoor Spaces

On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, I’m thinking about how important our public outdoor spaces are. We have been working for almost two decades to promote conservation of natural and cultural resources in the New River region and several of our projects, including the new Brush Mountain Park, have been focused on public trails and access to … Read more

Checking In

First, we hope that everyone is safe, healthy, and weathering the uncertainty of this time as best they can.  Everyone we know is scrambling to adjust to a new normal and the many challenges of the pandemic. We are continuing with our conservation work, but at a slower pace. All of our Youth Outreach programs have … Read more