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Natural Areas

Would you like to become a Virginia Master Naturalist?

December 18, 2014

The Rivanna Chapter of The Virginia Master Naturalists training program will begin February 10, 2015. If you have a desire to help protect our local environment through volunteer services this maybe for you. Information sessions will be held January 6th and 11th at the Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building . The Deadline to register […]

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Go X Stream-The Rivanna River Makeover

March 31, 2014

Join the Rivanna Conservation Society April 18 through 26th in the Go X Stream-The Rivanna River Makeover. Volunteers are needed for buffer plantings, cleanups, restoration and more. The events will take place all along the watershed and particularly in Moores Creek. Please visit the Rivanna Conservation Society for more information and all the events they […]

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Survival and Primitive Skills Workshop

March 7, 2014

March 22, 2014 Scheier Natural Area The Rivanna Conservation Society will present a survival and primitive skills workshop on March 22, 2014 at the Scheier Natural Area . Some of the skills offered is finding safe water, fire and shelter making, and general survival skills. To find out more about this workshop please visit the […]

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Would you like to be a Virginia Master Naturalist?

December 19, 2013

The Rivanna Chapter of The Virginia Master Naturalists training program will begin February 11, 2014. If you have a desire to contribute to your local environment through volunteer services this maybe for you. Information sessions will be held January 4th and 10th at the Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building . To learn more please […]

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Native Plants and Wildlife in Central VA

November 8, 2013

Do you know why it’s a good idea to plant local species?  Would you know where to find plants or wildlife information that is specifically “local”?   How about locating a goat or a beehive or a wildlife rescue center? Here’s a handy resource from the Piedmont Environmental Council about plants and wildlife that are native […]

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Blue Ridge Parkway Va Photo

September 30, 2012

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile meandering road that runs all the way from the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina to the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, winding its way along the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As you can see from the photo, the views from the Parkway are extraordinary. Skyline Drive […]

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VA Appalachian Trail Named Best For Hikers

August 28, 2012

Another accolade for Central VA.   Men’s Fitness magazine has include the Virginia Appalachian Trail in its Top Ten National Park Hiking Locations.   Here are DETAILS of how you can get a park permit for hiking, and how to arrange a weekend hike of 27 miles along the gorgeous Appalachian Trail.  Information just in time for autumn […]

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National Planting Day

August 26, 2012

Sept. 8th marks the kickoff of a first annual event, when communities throughout the country will be busy sharing a similar task…. National Planting Day.   A main goal of the event is to take advantage of the fall planting season to encourage people to plant local species of plants that support local ecosystems.   In addition, communities […]

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The Hatton Ferry

July 15, 2012

Established in 1870 10120 Hatton Ferry Road Scottsville, VA Need to get from Albemarle County to Buckingham County or back – take a ride across the James River on The Hatton Ferry.   Sense the history.   It is the last poled ferry in the United States of America.   Operating hours are Saturdays 9 am to 5pm […]

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James River Raft Race and Summer Festival

July 14, 2012

July 21, 2012 11AM to 3PM James River State Park Gladstone, VA Spend an enjoying day on the river with music, exhibitions, batteau rides, food, water contests. Fun for the whole family! Visit the James River State Park website for more information.

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