From its beginning in 1920, the Garden Club of Virginia has directed public attention to conservation issues around the state by establishing Conservation as its first standing committee. Through that committee, the GCV pledged to conserve natural resources, plant trees and deal with pests and pesticides. Today, the Garden Club of Virginia is still leading the way by focusing attention on conservation issues through educational leadership initiatives and legislative involvement.

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GCV Announces Conservation and Environmental Studies Fellowship

Conservation, Garden Club of Virginia

The blue crab is one of the most distinctive and recognizable species in the Chesapeake Bay. It is a bottom-dweller and uses all of the Chesapeake Bay’s habitats during the course of its life. It lives year-round throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers and is abundant in shallow waters during warm weather, particularly among bay grass beds. 
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    Virginia DCR

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