Your local land trust.

The Capital Region Land Conservancy is Central Virginia’s only land trust dedicated solely to serving the City of Richmond and Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent, and Charles City counties. Our mission is to conserve and protect the natural and historic land and water resources of Virginia’s Capital Region for the benefit of current and future generations.


We live in an extraordinary place, unparalleled for its history and remarkably diverse natural resources, where the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont give way to the Coastal Plain. Here in the watersheds of the James and York Rivers, where Native American tribes had already thrived for thousands of years, our nation took hold. While mapping Virginia in 1612, Captain John Smith declared “heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a more perfect place for man’s habitation.” 400 years later, one million people call the Capital Region home.


Today, prosperity brings new challenges. The counties surrounding the City of Richmond have been developing land at a rapid rate and this growth is often fragmented. Tree cover is in decline. Water quality is imperiled by new and diffuse sources of pollution not traditionally regulated under the Clean Water Act. Our forests, wetlands, farms, and wildlife are our greatest resources and provide us with quality of life and economic benefits that we don’t always appreciate until it’s too late. At the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), we believe that our future depends upon taking care of what makes the heart of Virginia so special. By balancing growth in our communities with conservation of our natural environment, we can ensure that the places we love will be enjoyed by the generations that follow in our footsteps.


In its first eight years, CRLC facilitated the conservation of over 6,000 acres of land, including over 34 miles of stream and river frontage. Protecting land in our region helps ensure safe drinking water, locally grown food, preservation of our historic resources and habitat for wildlife.

Oyster Roast, Fly Fishing Clinic and CRLC Celebration, April 22 at Tuckahoe Plantation

Eat some oysters, enjoy and fly fishing clinic, and celebrate the CRLC's great work. Bring your own fly rod or call ahead and we will reserve one for you.


Fly casting and fishing instruction is for the rank novice to the moderately good and is a great opportunity to improve rusty skills. Instruction provided by Grey Littlewood of Lee Stephens Law, a reformed professional fly fisherman.


Space is limited, but come whether you care to fish or not! RSVP by April 16.


Suggested donation per person: $25

Tuesday, April 22nd

Fishing clinic from 5:30-6:30pm; Oysters and chili served from 6:30-7:30pm

Tuckahoe Plantation - 12601 River Road; Richmond, VA 23238


RSVP by April 16 to Tara Quinn at or 804-301-5352.


Sponsored by Capital Region Land Conservancy, BlueLine Conservation Incentives, and Lee Stephens Law.

Exclusive Conservation Field Trip on Saturday, April 5

Have you ever wanted to visit part of the over 6,000 acres that the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC) has helped to protect? On Saturday, April 5th, a select few will have the opportunity to tour a beautiful and pristine privately-owned property in Hanover County. These 70 acres support a diverse forest community, including loblolly pine and cedar, holly and dogwood among mature beech, tulip poplar, hickories and oaks. Understory vegetation includes maple-leaf viburnum, huckleberries and nearly 1000 plants of the terrestrial cranefly orchid. In fact, areas of the property haven’t been timbered since shortly after the end of the Civil War. What tales these trees could tell!
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Adults only. 10 people maximum, so register early!
Hanover Courthouse area (directions given to site at registration)
No charge
For all trips, the Land Conservancy asks that participants bring water, snacks, hiking stick, and wear a hat, hiking boots and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. For more information and to register for the field trip, call 804-301-5352 or email Be sure to register early, as space is limited to 10 people.

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 17306
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: 804 745 3110


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