Fall 2021 Newsletter

In this issue: Brush Mountain Park Update Stream Restoration Update Youth Outreach News Read the Fall 2021 Newsletter

Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual Edition 2021/2022

The New River Land Trust is again hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual Edition this year.  Two programs – Sage and Pine – are on sale now! Use any of our host links on this page and the Land Trust will receive a percentage of the proceeds. The Land Trust made the difficult decision … Read more

Grant to Help Purchase Property 3

More Acres + More Trails! This week, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation awarded a $210,000 grant to the Town of Blacksburg Government. The funds will help NRLT purchase and protect 208 acres of richly biodiverse forest habitat that will be added to the Brush Mountain Park system. With this third property, we’ll add another … Read more

NRLT Transfers Ownership of McDonald Hollow Property

The New River Land Trust is excited to transfer ownership of the first Brush Mountain Park property to the Town of Blacksburg. This addition to the Town’s park system was made possible with funding from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation’s Forest CORE Fund and generous community support which enabled installation of the park infrastructure. Read the … Read more

New Trail Open in McDonald Hollow

The Blunderbuss extension trail is now open! New signs will go up later this fall and the updated map is below (trail #6). The Blunderbuss extension is .7 miles of rocks, berms, jumps, and drops – a true black diamond trail. Build your endurance and skills while having a blast. Always check out new trails … Read more