Stewardship Virginia Seeks to Promote Natural Resource Conservation Projects Between Apr. 1 and May 31 and Between Sep. 1-Oct. 31

Stewardship Virginia is a statewide initiative held twice annually to help citizens with projects that enhance and conserve Virginia’s natural and cultural resources.  The program seeks to promote waterway adoption, trail improvement, riparian buffers, invasive species control, habitat improvement, landscaping for conservation, environmental education activities, and other projects.  2014 is the 12th year for the campaign; April 1-May 31 and September 1-October 31 are the two time periods again this year.

To learn how you can get involved—including getting a certificate signed by the governor!—visit the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Web site at http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/stewardship/index.shtml.  More information is also available from Bonnie Phillips at bonnie.phillips@dcr.virginia.gov or 1-877-42-WATER (877-429-2837).

Additional source: Governor McAuliffe Unveils Spring Stewardship Virginia Campaign, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 3/28/14.

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Riparian tree plantings, such as this one seen along Toms Creek in Blacksburg (Montgomery County) in March 2006, are one of the kinds of conservation projects promoted by Stewardship Virginia.

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