Take a Hike for Land Conservation
Monday, January 19th, being the National Day of Service, offers an excellent opportunity to rediscover the natural beauty that makes Loudoun County such a special place to live. From scenic and windswept hilltops of the Catoctin and Blue Ridge Mountains, to wild fields and floodplains that lead to the great Potomac River, Loudoun County has some wonderful wild places to explore.
On this National Day of Service, visit one of the many parks, nature sanctuaries or preserves, which are free and open to the public. Consider bringing a friend who is unacquainted with land conservation efforts, and introduce them to the importance of conserved land and connecting with nature.
And if you enjoy getting outdoors and engaging in efforts to conserve our natural habitats, think about volunteering for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. We have volunteer needs both on our programs and behind the scenes in preparing materials and activities. Whether you have a few hours a week, or only a few hours a year, we have a volunteer job for you. Sign up online and we’ll follow up with you.
To find wild Loudoun places near you, browse through our Great Places pages on our website. We have information about different locations, links to great publications on local parks and preserves and short slide shows to give you a preview. Bundle up, get outside, bring your family and friends, and enjoy our natural treasures.