Explore the Outdoors with New Backpack Program

NEW! Early Birders Outdoor Exploration Backpacks are now available to check out all branches of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System (MFRL). The Early Birders Backpacks include binoculars, bird guides, and activities. Visit the Outdoor Exploration Backpack page to view the Early Birders backpack tutorial and see other resources. In early spring 2021, we’ll add Stream … 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

NEW! Online Resources for Families

Since this summer may not be filled with summer camps and vacations to faraway places, we’ve pulled together some of the best resources from around the Internet for learning about nature, science, and the outdoors.  Learn about birds, try your hand at mapping, go on a virtual field trip, discover national parks, watch wildlife and … Read more

NRLT Donates Land to Expand Natural Area Preserve

NRLT has donated a 66-acre property in Floyd County to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, completing a conservation project that began several years ago and involved numerous public and private partners. The land is now permanently protected as part of the Camp Branch Wetlands Natural Area Preserve. The property protects important habitat for … Read more