Conservation

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.

Conservation, Garden Club of Virginia

Cat Point Creek flows from the heart of the Northern Neck peninsula to the Chesapeake Bay. It is 19.32 miles long and the watershed consists of 46,800 acres of hilly terrain that includes many farms, towns, streams, millponds and wetland estuaries. In the early 1980’s, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries constructed a dam at Chandler’s Mill Pond, near Montross. It makes its way to the Rappahannock River winding through Westmoreland and Richmond County from 170 feet of elevation down to 6 feet above sea level. Cat Point Creek is the home of Bald Eagles, Osprey, Blue Heron, Wood Ducks, Otter, Beaver and many varieties of salt and fresh water plants. 

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