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 last hand-poled ferry in the United States, Hatton Ferry crosses the historic James River from Albemarle into Buckingham County. The Ferry still offers free rides across the James—a living education in river transportation of yesteryear—and visitors can stroll river banks once peopled by Monacan Indians.
Taken from the Hatton Ferry near Scottsville, Virginia, this view of the James River includes a small island to the left, and the Albemarle County side of the river on the right.

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    Virginia DCR

    Virginia DEQ

    Virginia DGIF

    Virgina DOF

    Uranium Working Group

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Capital Trees

    EPA Great Waters Program

    James River Association

    Piedmont Environmental Council

    Scenic Virginia

    The Nature Conservancy

    The Virginia Coalition

    VA League of Conservation Voters

    Virginia Conservation Network

    Virginia Museum of Natural History

    Virginia Outdoors Foundation

    Wilderness Society

    Nature Camp Foundation

    Keep Virginia Beautiful

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