Farm Bureau Program Highlights Northern Neck Farming

On April 12, 2018, NNSWCD Staff and some of our local farmers were interviewed by Sherri McKinney, Senior Producer at Virginia Farm Bureau, for an episode of “Real Virginia”, Farm Bureau’s weekly television program!   This particular episode features: *NNSWCD … Continued

Earth Day Festival Sparks Excitement about the Environment

There was electricity in the air at the 4th annual Earth Day Festival in Heathsville on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Shoppers, runners, sightseers, activists, children and dogs all mingled harmoniously on the brisk but sunny morning. Hosted by NAPS (Northumberland Assn. for … Continued

Youth Conservation Camp 2018

Northern Neck students interested in attending the 2018 Youth Conservation Camp are encouraged to submit applications to the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation (NNSWCD) District Office by April 27, 2018. NNSWCD covers the cost of camp fees for up … Continued

Save the Date: Earth Day Festival, Apr. 21, Heathsville

NAPS (Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship)  will be hosting the 4th Annual Earth Day Festival in “Downtown” Heathsville during the season’s first Farmers Market – Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with dozens of environmental exhibits and … Continued

Earth Day in February (February 10)

The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) will host an environmental symposium – called “Earth Day in February” – of Northern Neck organizations on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church in Heathsville starting … Continued

Concern Builds For Culturally And Environmentally Sensitive Fones Cliffs

Thirteen and a half acres of forest were cleared at the Richmond County Fones Cliff site, without local permits and erosion and stormwater controls. Developers say it was a misunderstanding. “We had heard some activity, tractors,” said Richard Moncure, with … Continued

Friends of the Rappahannock are Looking for Volunteers

The Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is a more than 8,720 acre refuge dedicated to the support and conservation of our native wildlife and plants and you can be a part of that. The Friends Group is looking for … Continued

Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) program applications being accepted by May 5.

  Know any budding environmentalists who want some hands on experience working for a wildlife refuge while getting paid? Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is sponsoring a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program to allow high school teens (age15-18) to … Continued