Sunday, November 4, 2018

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, November 4, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.


Featuring local food & beverages including beer from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and great music from Susan Greenbaum, this casual, family-friendly event is our chance to celebrate the year's conservation accomplishments and honor those who made them happen. Join us at Tuckahoe Plantation overlooking the James River to learn about CRLC's success this year in conserving land and protecting water quality throughout the region.  Kids under 12 attend free of charge.  An environmental educator from Maymont will be with us again along with some "wilder" guests. 


The event includes a silent auction offering experiences and items such as guided kayak tours, gift certificates to local businesses, and great outdoor gear.  Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres that make a meal and an open beer/wine bar. 


Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Early Bird pricing of $25 per person and $50 per couple is available until September 15th. All proceeds benefit CRLC’s work to educate landowners on the benefits of land conservation, specifically easements. Children 12 and under attend for free (regardless of when tickets are purchased).


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Ellwood Thompson's 5% Day                  Sunday, July 15th, 2018                         Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market                  4 N. Thompson St.                            Richmond, VA 23220 


Save your big grocery list for Sunday and benefit Capital Region Land Conservancy at check-out (BONUS:  have your groceries expertly bagged by CRLC volunteers, Board members, and staff! )


Nature Journaling Class                                  Sunday, March 18th, 2018                                1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                                    James River Park System -                      Reedy Creek Headquarters 

Limit 10 participants (adults and teens).  Your $15.00 fee covers materials and also supports 5 student participants from Groundwork RVA. 


Time outdoors is time for turning your attention outward, attuning your senses, and experiencing the world that surrounds you.  For as long as paper and pencil have fit in our pockets, scientists, naturalists, and all who are curious have recorded observations of the natural world. 


Nature Journaling devotes more time and focus to this activity, allowing us to slow down and hone the skills that help us to see and feel what we might otherwise miss.  It requires no special talents -- in fact, if you have ever said, "I can't draw!", then this class is for you. 


Virginia Master Naturalist and experienced Nature Journaling instructor Lynn Wilson will  lead you on your journey as winter turns to spring along Reedy Creek in the James River Park System. The class will begin with an indoor presentation and orientation in the Nature Center and---depending on weather and temperature---provide ample opportunity to explore outdoors and spend time in quiet reflection with your notebook, pen, and pencils.  


The $15.00 registration fee covers your journal, artist's pen, and a set of colored pencils and registration for five students from Groundwork RVA, a local nonprofit whose mission is "cultivating the next generation of urban conservationists in Richmond". 


Questions? Contact Laura Greenleaf at or 804-629-1229.  



Guided Hike at Brown & Williamson Conservation Area                              Tuesday, February 20th, 2018                        10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Limit 20 participants.  This program is free of charge, but space is limited.  See regisgtration link below. Meet at the Henricus Visitor Center at 10 a.m. 


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 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. 


Join the conversation

"Land, People, and Community: 

A Sand County Almanac Revisited" 

film screening, reading,

& discussion



(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 or 804-629-1229 with any questions. 


So we can know how many people to expect and plan accordingly, please register here. Thank you! 




Pony Pasture section of James River Park System, Richmond VA 

10 year anniversary of JRPS conservation easement & dedication ceremony with Old Growth Forest Network



Tuckahoe Plantation

Fields, Forests, & Streams - CRLC's annual fundraising event

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