New Trails, Outdoor Exploration Backpacks, Stream Activity Box on Tom's Creek, North Fork of the Roanoke River Conservation Project, Banff Mountain Film Festival programs
New Trails Prepare to Open
Work to open the new trails on Brush Mountaincontinues! Sunday, volunteers came out to work on Crosscut, the last trail planned in the McDonald Hollow Trail System. Signage and kiosks are going up on the property with help from Blacksburg Rotary, and the Poverty Creek Trails Coalition recently coordinated a trail cleanup day.(Photo: Poverty Creek Trails Coalition)
Check Out An Outdoor Exploration Backpack
Early Birders and Stream Exploration Backpacks are now available to check out from 16 libraries across the New River region. This program serves as an environmental education resource for families tailored to meet standards of learning for grades 4-7. For more information and a list of library partners, visit our website.
Stream Box Delivers Outdoor Activities
Youth Outreach Coordinator Melissa Henry worked with the Virginia Tech Stream Team to create an educational outreach Stream Box, a beautifully hand-painted mailbox located near the Nature Play Space at Blacksburg’s Heritage Park. The Stream Box is filled with activities and ID guides for people of all ages to learn about Tom’s Creek. For more information visit our website.
Watch: Stream Conservation on North Fork
The New River Land Trust is the project administrator and lead for the outreach & education effort for the North Fork of the Roanoke River watershed project, a collaborative effort with five conservation entities and three landowners. The project is implementing restoration, improvement and protection activities for the benefit of the endagered Roanoke logperch. Watch all three videos about this project on our YouTube channel.
Banff Programs Streaming Now
Watched all the Netflix? Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual Edition programs are still available to stream and are a great indoor way to celebrate Earth Day.
The New River Land Trust receives a portion of the proceeds from each program purchase.