Save the Date for our Spring Reception on Thursday, May 2!
Join us on Thursday, May 2, from 6-8pm at Luck Stone Headquarters in Goochland. Grayhaven Winery will offer local wines, accomplished keyboardist Charlie Kilpatrick will perform jazz and Latin music, and we'll enjoy delicious treats courtesy of Whole Foods Market. And that's not all: bestselling author Dean King will signing some of his recent books and talking about his soon-to-be-released work: The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story.
Contact Tara Quinn for more details or to RSVP now at email@example.com or 804-301-5352.
- CRLC has surpassed its 2012 challenge grant goal!
Approximately 70 donors came through with nearly $28,000 since the campaign began in March. $25,000 of those donations has been generously matched by an anonymous donor. We would like to extend a special thanks to all of the individual donors and corporate partners that made this possible! More details here. Thank you for all for your passion for saving land and for helping us have a lasting impact on conserving and protecting the lands and waters of the Richmond Region.
- CRLC is pleased to announce that the non-profit and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department jointly received a 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Honorable Mention Award for its work to preserve more than 100 acres for use as a future public park – Atkins Acres Community Park. Read about the details in this article: http://progress-index.com/news/conservation-group-and-county-receive-governor-s-environmental-excellence-honorable-mention-award-1.1312254.
- In 2011 alone, CRLC facilitated the preservation of over 500 acres in the Richmond Region! Lands protected are in Powhatan, Chesterfield, Goochland, and Hanover Counties and preserve forest, agricultural, wetland, streamfront, and scenic areas for future generations. You can read the September 28, 2011 Chesterfield Observer article about our successful effort to preserve 113-acres as a future park here, as well as the August 10, 2011 article in Powhatan Today about Ceil and Danny Macmillan's effort to protect their pristine corner of Powhatan County.
- 2010 National Land Trust Census Report Released. The first census of land trusts in five years found 10 million new acres conserved nationwide since 2005, including 1,129,787 acres right here in Virginia. Virginia ranked first overall in the Southeast and fifth in the nation in total acres of land conserved.
The National Land Trust Census, released by the Land Trust Alliance, shows that voluntarily protected land increased 27 percent between 2005 and 2010. In the same time period, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, a major federal conservation program, added just over 500,000 acres and saw a 38% funding cut. View the census online at www.lta.org/census. Read the brief article in Virginia Business here:
- On May 12, 2010, at the Virginia Land Conservation Conference in Williamsburg, VA, CRLC Board President Bill Greenleaf was awarded The Conservation Leadership Award. This award is presented to a working professional in Virginia's land conservation community who provides a strong leadership role in their professional environment, and is recognized by others in the land-conservation community for their commitment to land conservation in the state.
- CRLC received a 2010 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for its work with the City of Richmond, Richmond Recreation and Parks Foundation and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to preserve more than 280 acres of the James River Park System in the heart of Richmond. CRLC and its partners developed a conservation easement to protect land around the James River from development in perpetuity. The easement's focus on a major urban park is the first of its kind in the Commonwealth. Read this article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for more on the James River Park System easement or for more, read the full details about the easement on the James River Park System's site here.
- Bill Greenleaf, CRLC Board President and one of its founders, was one of five recipients of the 2010 Green Heroes Award. Style Weekly and Dominion Resources recognize individuals with this award annually for their contributions and commitment to bettering our environment and the Richmond community.
- Check out the Fall 2012 Newsletter here and read about a very special preservation partnership, save the date for upcoming events, and learn how to give the gift of stock to the Conservancy.
- In the Spring 2012 Newsletter, we shared a personal story of land conservation in Powhatan County, revealed statistics from the first land trust census in 5 years, and offered you the chance to double your donation.
- Read the Fall 2011 Newsletter and learn about the importance of a connection to nature, and read about one woman's wish to see her property preserved and how that land will benefit the community as a future planned public park!
- View the Spring 2011 Newsletter here. Learn about the connection between land conservation and water quality and read about St. Francis/St. Emma - Powhatan County's conservation jewel on the James.
- Read our Fall 2010 Newsletter by clicking here. Hear about the importance of local agriculture, meet a Virginia couple who preserved their family's farming heritage, and learn more about CRLC's current work and achievements.