Virginia Conservation Network is the commonwealth's only statewide
coalition of environmental and conservations, as well as Virginia's
official state affiliate of the National wildlife Federation. VCN is
the nonprofit , nonpartisan voice of conservation in Virginia. The
Network sponsors educational conferences and workshops, including the
annual Virginia Environmental Assembly. VCN also monitors legislation
relevant to the environment, keeping members informed through the VCN E-News, the website www.vcnva.org and action alerts. Prior to each General Assembly session, the network publishes white papers, compiled in the Conservation Briefing Book, on key environmental issues; during the session VCN monitors a wide range of natural resources and land use legislation, endorsing the best and opposing
the worst. VCN hosts an annual Lobby Day, the third Monday in January.
Virginia League of Conservation Voters: VALCV is a non-partisan political action arm of Virginia's conservation community. VALCV takes its franchise from the local, regional, and state conservation groups that define the issues and priorities. Because most of these groups have a501(c)(3) non-profit status and therefore cannot engage in electoral politics, undertake that effort on their behalf. VALCV's mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all Virginians by making conservation a top priority with Virginia's elected officials, political candidates and voters.
Lisa Guthrie, Executive Director, Mike Kaestner, Program Director,
Laura Kitchin, Northern Virginia Coordinator: 530 East Main St. Suite
820, Richmond Virginia. 23219, (804) 225-1902, VirLCV@aol.com;
Virginia Leagues of Conservation Voters-Education Fund, VALCV-EF helps Virginia citizens and organizations to participate more effectively in the local and state government process. VAL-EF teaches citizens how to stay involved, learn the system, and have a real impact on conservation policy.
Legislative Contact Team, LCT, A group of citizens in a Virginia Senate or House of Delegates district that specializes in advocacy for legislation that does a better job of caring for our communities and protecting our air, water and land. Now in it's fifth year, the LCT program has organized over 300 volunteers throughout the state to make conservation a year-round priority for their legislators. For more information or to sing up please contact VALCV.
Join CAV! Conservation e-Action Virginia the fastest and easiest step you can take toward protecting Virginia's natural resources. Sign-up and it only takes a minute to respon to email alerts.
To join: www.valcvef.org/cav.htm.
BikeWalk Virginia is a charitable and educational organization established to educate members, the general public and local organizations on the health and environmental benefits of biking and walking, and bicycling safety. Every fall, they host an International Walk to School Day. They offer a 12-hour course on Bike Smart Basics for children, which includes both classroom and outdoor bike time. They also offer several well planned bike tours throughout the year. A statewide bicycling map is available for purchase thru their website. See bike ride offerings on our Outings page, or go to the BikeWalk website at http://www.bikewalkvirginia.org. Tel: 757-229-0507. (BikeWalk Virginia, PO Box 203, Williamsburg, VA 23187-0203.)
Fredericksburg Pathways Project
Working for a Pathway for walkers, runners, and bikers throughout the City! The Pathways Committee is interested in hearing from you. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and ideas.
The area's bicycling touring club. The all volunteer club's main
function is to provide cycling opportunities for varying lengths and
difficulty on most weekends. Cadence, the club's newsletter includes a
listing of all scheduled rides and activities.
FC is an affiliate of the League of American Bicyclists, a national organization representing bicycling interest in matters of legislation and education.
Friends Of Alum Spring Park (FOASP)
Mission: Identify and promote activities to conserve and enhance the
recreational, cultural, historical and natural resources of Alum Spring
Alum Spring Park is a quiet, natural and historic site within the city that provides shelter for wildlife, a playground for thousands of citizens and a living laboratory for our school children. FOASP has gathered together to work with the City Parks and Recreation staff by providing volunteer labor and funds to help maintain the stream banks and hiking trails, the historic markers and the public facilities, so generations to come may continue to enjoy and appreciate this wonderful park.
For membership information and events schedules, contact:
Fred. Parks and Recreation
Friends of Alum Spring Park
Dorothy Hart Community Center
408 Canal St.
Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
(540) 372-1086 ext. 213
Friends of Caledon Natural AreaConservation, Restoration, Education
Virginia Division of State Parks, Department of Conservation and Recreation
Caledon Natural is a 2,279 acre land area that is dedicated to the preservation of native plants and animals.
Caledon is home to one of the largest summer populations of American Bald Eagles in Virginia. It is one of only three areas in public ownership in Virginia which provides substantial, undisturbed shoreline to support large numbers of foraging eagles.
Caledon includes old growth hardwood forest and a wealth of native plants. Over 500 plant species have been identified. Caledon has recorded 122 species of birds, 21 species of mammals, 39 species of reptiles and at least 12 species of fish.
The Natural area offers visitors a unique opportunity to view bald eagles in their natural habit, while providing education through exhibits and programming.
11617 Caledon Road
King George, Va. 22485
Friends of the Rappahannock – Conserving the
of the Rappahannock (FOR) is the non-profit grassroots organization that is the
voice and active force for a healthy and scenic
Join over a 1,000 members in advocating for the
Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, River Issues - email us at email@example.com.
Preserve the land you love....
The Northern Neck Land Conservancy's mission is to preserve the rural heritage of the Northern Neck
by conserving its lands, waters, economies and culture for future generations.
UMW Ecology Club
RG continues to "partner" with the UMW Ecology Club on key issues and
projects of mutual interests. The club's focus for 2009-2010 is
Energy and Global Warming, coordinating a Campus Climate Challenge to
reduce the university's energy use.
The DRHT is a 16 mile rails-to-trails project in King George County. The Friends is an organization of trail supporters who want to see the DRHT protected for future generations. Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail ia a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax-deductible donations may be made through the RF&P Bike Walk chapter of BikeWalk Virginia Trails.
Web: www.friendsDRHT.org, Address, PO Box 53
Dahlgren, Va. 22448
The Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends is an independent nonprofit
group of individuals dedicated to Supporting the National Wildlife
Refuge System and to promoting awareness of the Rappahannock
Wildlife Refuge through education and support.
www.rwrfriends.org, PO Box 15565, Warsaw, VA. 22572