Another opportunity to join CRLC staff and Chesterfield County naturalist Mark Battista as we explore the Brown and Williamson Conservation Area and CRLC conducts our annual stewardship monitoring of the property to ensure compliance with the terms of our conservation easement. We will trek to the vernal pool along the southern border and follow the stream as we drop down into Big Hollow before ascending the bluff above the James River, following the entire length of the bluff back to our starting point. This hike will travel almost the entire boundary of the Conservation Area and will be approximately 4 miles long.
Questions? Contact Laura Greenleaf at email@example.com or 804-629-1229.
*Please include your best contact phone number. If weather is questionable the day of the hike, check our website and/or our Facebook page for a cancellation notice.
CRLC staff will also be conducting our annual stewardship monitoring of Atkins Acres (we are responsible for ensuring the restrictions placed by the owner are being maintained by the County). We will be confirming locations of vernal pools and identifying locations of concrete markers that have been installed to permanently delimit the "no-build" area of the park. We will take care of any litter we encounter and have opportunities to observe and identify flora and fauna. We will share excerpts from Anna Atkins' journal and learn more about the remarkable life and legacy of Mrs. Atkins and her husband Paul.
Participants will meet at the parking lot of Rockwood Nature Center at 3401 Courthouse Road at then van-pool to the site. Questions? Contact Laura Greenleaf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-629-1229.
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:00 to 5:00 pm
This fall CRLC will again host guests at historic Tuckahoe Plantation in Goochland County for our signature annual fundraising event FIELDS FORESTS + STREAMS on Sunday, October 29, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Featuring local food & beverages and great music overlooking the James River, this family-friendly event is our chance to celebrate the year's conservation accomplishments and honor those who made them happen. Join us to learn about the significant accomplisments of CRLC to protect land and water quality in the past year. Come enjoy the sounds of Haze & Dacey and enjoy wine and beer from Stone Brewing as well as children's activities provided by L.L. Bean Outdoor Adventure School.
Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. All proceeds benefit CRLC’s work to educate landowners on the benefits of land conservation and specifically easements.
A silent auction at the event will feature the following items:
Order tickets online at www.capitalregionland.org/news-events/event-registration. For mobile devices, please order tickets at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/CapitalRegionLandConservanc/eventregistration.html
Join the conversation
"Land, People, and Community:
A Sand County Almanac Revisited"
film screening, reading,
(events are FREE, but require registration)
Sunday, September 17th 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
REI Community Room
2020 Old Brick Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Sunday, September 24th 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (co-sponsor)
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Henrico, VA 23228
(attendance includes admission to the gardens!)
"All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land." Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Forester. Ecologist. Educator. Conservationist. Writer. Philosopher.
Next year will mark the 70th anniversary of the completion of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac--the seminal work by one of our nation's most influential conservation leaders, widely regarded as the father of the United States wilderness system and of wildlife ecology---and of Leopold's death that same year. In A Sand County Almanac Leopold articulated the idea of "the land ethic": that we are called to live responsibly in a caring relationship with the natural world.
As a member of Virginia's United Land Trusts (VaULT) and in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Aldo Leopold Foundation, CRLC is participating in a statewide series of programs hosted by local land trusts to inspire a return to Leopold's work for guidance as we foster a conservation ethic within our communities.
Join CRLC and community members for a screening of the documentary
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. In small groups we'll then read aloud a selection from A Sand County Almanac and, through facilitator-led conversation, reflect on our own values, the enduring wisdom of Leopold's land ethic, and how both can be a wellspring for our commitment to the future of our region.
Contact Laura Greenleaf at capitalregionland.org or 804-629-1229 with any questions.
So we can know how many people to expect and plan accordingly, please register here. Thank you!