Brush Mountain Trails Update – November 2020

volunteers work on new Brush Mountain Trail system in Blacksburg, VA

The Brush Mountain Trails Project is moving forward! About 80% of trail construction on Property 1 is complete. An additional trail was recently approved, and work is underway on this exciting, more technical trail. The Poverty Creek Trails Coalition is coordinating the volunteer effort needed for finishing work on trails that were built this past … Read more

Water is Life In North Fork

 In the Catawba Valley, just 10 minutes or so from Blacksburg, a federally endangered species of fish, the Roanoke logperch, is getting some much-needed help. The New River Land Trust (NRLT) is partnering with local landowners, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR), the Skyline Soil … Read more

Explore the Outdoors with New Backpack Program

NEW! Outdoor Exploration Backpacks are now available to check out from the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System (MFRL). This fall, 8 Early Birders backpacks are available, and early next spring, we’ll add 10 Stream Exploration Backpacks. This program will serve as an environmental education resource for families tailored to meet standards of learning for grades 4-7 … Read more

Volunteers Spruce Up Pollinator Garden at Nature Play Space

Thanks to volunteers from New River Valley Master Naturalists, Sustainable Blacksburg, and the New River Valley Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, our pollinator garden the the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park got a makeover this summer.  Volunteers did lots of weeding, and recently added some new plants to the garden. Pollinator gardens … Read more

Phase 1 of New Trail System Nears Completion

Phase 1 of the Brush Mountain Trails Project is nearing completion. With over 2 miles of new trails and an upgrade of an existing roadbed, there are now 5 miles of trails on Brush Mountain Property 1, just minutes from downtown Blacksburg. While volunteers work to complete Phase 1, we’re looking ahead to the next … Read more