Join the New River Land Trust on a trip to the scenic Catawba Valley and the privately-owned Yost property. This 289-acre conserved farm contains the historic McDonalds Mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. It also contains the headwaters of the North Fork of the Roanoke River, a local waterway that is home to two endangered species of fish (the Roanoke Logperch and the Orange Mad Tom Catfish). The farm grazes cows that produce milk for Homestead Creamery Ice Cream. Take a guided tour of the old mill, then join a hands-on demonstration of stream critters and discuss stream restoration on the property with Mike Pinder from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. John Eustis, Executive Director of the New River Land Trust, will give an overview of conservation in the Catawba Valley, a state-designated area for conservation.
This trip is offered by the Lifelong Learning Institute. Please register for this event at the Lifelong Learning Institute website.