Outdoor Family Class Discovers Opossums and Birds

Master Naturalist Bill Opengari led an engaging exploration of opossums and birds at the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park. The kids and their families looked at bird’s nests and eggs, explored bluebird boxes, learned how to “talk” to opossums and about their acute sense of smell. We are grateful for the Virginia Master Naturalist … Read more

NRLT Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters VTCRC

Opportunities for new partnerships can spring up in surprising places. Conservation Outreach Coordinator Kirby Walke was working at RunAbout Sports when Tina Cannon came by to thank RunAbout for allowing her organization to volunteer for an aid station at the Hokie Half Marathon. As the conversation progressed, Tina shared about her work as director of … Read more

Allison Tillett Joins New River Land Trust

We’re very pleased to welcome Allison Tillett to our team as our new Conservation Outreach Coordinator. Allison’s interest in conservation evolved from an affection for the natural world, appreciation for our delicate ecosystems, and enthusiasm for bird watching. At Virginia Commonwealth University she studied wetland science, restoration ecology and environmental policy, and graduated with her … Read more

Partnership Creates Opportunity to Save Threatened Species

The New River Land Trust has joined forces with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and The Conservation Fund to protect an important property in the New River region. The property has been home to a family farm for generations, but it’s also home to three endangered or threatened species: the Bog Turtle, … Read more

Summer 2017

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In this issue: Partnership Creates Opportunity to Save Threatened Species New Conservation Outreach Coordinator Joins NRLT NRLT Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters VTCRC Outdoor Family Class Discovers Opossums & Birds Read NRLT Summer 2017 News