JULY 2021
NVCT has a time-critical opportunity to purchase and permanently protect the "Accokeek Bottomlands," a 52-acre parcel in Stafford County that is comprised of high-value wetlands and hardwood forests.

This unique property is directly adjacent to the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve. It falls within three categories of the state's conservation planning prioritization - Natural Habitat and Ecosystem Diversity, Protected Landscapes Resilience, and Floodplains and Flooding Resilience.

Economic growth in this area is twice the national average, and with development pressures mounting, we cannot afford to miss such a rare opportunity to expand the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve.

And now, thanks to a very generous donor, every dollar we receive (up to $40,000) will be doubled!

This means your donation will go twice as far to help preserve this rare and incredibly special place for all time. Please click here to learn more and donate

To qualify for the match, we must receive your gift by August 8th!

NVCT's Changemakers: Today's Weather, Tomorrow's Climate

On Wednesday, July 28 at noon, NVCT's Changemakers series returns with Jason Samenow of the Washington Posts' Capital Weather Gang along with NVCT board member John Hopewell as they lead a discussion and Q & A on Today's Weather, Tomorrow's Climate. 
Join the webinar as these meteorological wizards discuss our region's unpredictable and increasingly severe weather and how NVCT’s work protecting natural areas is critical to helping Northern Virginia adapt to our changing climate.
NVCT Partners with Devils Backbone Brewing Company
On Thursday, July 15, we partnered with Devils Backbone Brewing Company for a Canoe/Kayak Cleanup of Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County.
Conservation Conversations: Strategic Planning with NVCT Conservation Director, Matt Gerhart

No one can be everywhere at once, so land trusts must take a strategic approach when deciding where to focus their efforts. This takes planning, technology, partnerships, and an understanding of the complexities of your region. 

We sat down with Conservation Director Matt Gerhart to discuss how NVCT uses strategic conservation planning to identify the most valuable lands and waters to protect. 
NVCT's Loving Nearby Nature Blog Series: Blind To My Fears
NVCT's Communications Coordinator Aaron Kershaw shares his unique relationship with the outdoors and how NVCT's mission to save nearby nature sparked a newfound love for hiking.

Find out how hiking has inspired a family, united a staff, and helped him conquer a phobia.
Invasive Species Watch: Japanese Stiltgrass
Japanese Stiltgrass is a plant species native of Asia, once used in packing material to transport porcelain.

Now, it is present in most of the eastern United States. In Virginia, the invasive plant is present in every county.

Learn how to control Japanese Stiltgrass on your property.
Save River Farm Update:

Fight over River Farm sale provides public look at nonprofit's private workings

The Washington Post looks into how the American Horticultural Society's decision to place River Farm on the market has caused contention amongst board members and public outrage.
Make A Difference By Donating
It is more important than ever to continue safeguarding the special places we hold dear. Please stand with us and make a gift today. Your tax-deductible donation will help NVCT protect the lands, waters, and scenic beauty of Northern Virginia for all time.