Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC), in partnership with The Conservation Fund, James River Association, and City of Richmond, is working with to acquire the properties located at 3011 and 3021 Dock Street in the City of Richmond. This exciting land acquisition will create one contiguous publicly accessible riverfront space and allow for the completion of the Virginia Capital Trail. It will also expand city-owned parkland in Richmond’s East End and enable the establishment of new river access and environmental education programs. You can read more about the project via the full press release here.
We are seeking financial contributions from the public in order to support this major acquisition. Your contribution to the Dock Street purchase will be restricted solely for acquisition costs with 100% of the donation going toward the project. Please click the button below to learn more about how your gift will make this important acqusition possible.
This April, we invite you to join us in celebrating Earth Day for the entire month — Earth Month! We are sharing a series of events and resources to help you engage in personal climate action and environmental stewardship throughout April. After all, saving the Earth starts right here in the Richmond region. Visit our events page for more information!
This Earth Month, you can show your support for our conservation work by sporting a limited-time Earth Month t-shirt that displays the region we all collectively cherish.
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 believe that our future depends upon taking care of our natural resources and those features that make the heart of Virginia so special. By balancing growth in our communities with conservation of our environment, we can ensure that the places we love will be enjoyed by the generations that follow in our footsteps. Furthermore, CRLC’s land conservation supports Virginia’s top three industries – agriculture, tourism, and forestry - and is a proven strategy for increasing the economic and fiscal impacts of our region.
CRLC has helped protect over 11,000 acres in the capital region including 43 miles of stream and river frontage. Of that, CRLC holds or co-holds conservation easements on more than 2,200 acres and, as of spring 2020, has fee simple ownership of approximately 480 acres. Protecting land in our region helps ensure safe drinking water, clean air, healthy communities, food security, preservation of cultural resources, and habitat for wildlife.
The Richmond Times Dispatch, August 7, 2019
Virginia Mercury, June 5, 2019
Saving Land, Spring 2019
The Richmond Times Dispatch, January 29, 2019