Stream Box Delivers Nature Education to Heritage Park

Youth Outreach Coordinator Melissa Henry worked with the Virginia Tech Stream Team to create an educational outreach Stream Box on Tom’s Creek near the Nature Play Space. Inside there are activities, scavenger hunts and tutorials about life in and around the creek. The stream box, a beautifully hand-painted mailbox located near the Nature Play Space at … Read more

Brush Mountain Park and Trails Update

The New River Land Trust and its partners understand that the community is eager for Brush Mountain Property 1 and its trails to be opened. I can’t give you the exact date that this will happen, but we are getting close. The park will be called Brush Mountain Park, and Property 1 will be named … Read more

Kid’s Perspective: Stream Conservation in Montgomery County

 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 & Water Conservation District, and the Canaan Valley Institute to improve water quality in the North Fork of the Roanoke River with an emphasis on … Read more

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Virtual Edition 2021

The New River Land Trust is pleased to host the 45th Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Virtual Edition.  While we can’t host the in-person event this year, the good news is that you can see more Banff films than ever. Choose from 4 different programs (Amber, Onyx, Ruby or Sapphire), watch a bundle … Read more

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. A new .5 mile technical mountain biking trail was approved and built this fall. The Poverty Creek Trails Coalition is coordinating volunteers to finish work on trails that were built this past summer. The Town of Blacksburg … Read more