As 2021 winds down, I want to thank our supporters and partners for helping the Land Trust have such a successful year. Highlights from 2021:
  • Opened the new McDonald Hollow Trail System to the public in Brush Mountain Park
  • Transferred ownership of the 190-acre McDonald Hollow to the Town of Blacksburg
  • Turned over 141 acres on the north side of Brush Mountain to the U.S. Forest Service
  • Submitted a draft site plan to the Town of Blacksburg for trail construction on Property 2 - 219 acres with a planned 6+ miles of trails
  • Purchased a 3rd property of 208 forested acres on Brush Mountain with 6 miles of trails planned
  • Received a $237,000 grant from Virginia DEQ for a third stream restoration project on the Roanoke River to improve water quality and habitat for the endangered Roanoke Logperch
  • Welcomed new Youth Outreach Coordinator, Bethany Bookout, who expanded the Outdoor Exploration Backpacks program and led stream field trips for local elementary schools

In 2022 we'll be celebrating our 20th anniversary and we look forward to building more trails, conserving more land, and connecting more kids to the outdoors.

I hope you’ll help us continue our work into 2022 through a tax-deductible year-end contribution.

John Eustis,
Executive Director

Photo credit: Michael Carnrike
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Banff is back! The New River Land Trust is again hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual Edition this year. Two programs – Sage and Pine – are on sale now!

Use the host links in this e-news or on our website and the Land Trust will receive a portion of the proceeds from film program rentals.

Individual programs: $15 USD (3-day rental period)
Bundle (2 programs): $28 USD (14-day rental period) 
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