The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation is dedicated to preserving Morven Park, once the home of Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis, as a place of historical and cultural value.
The mission of Morven Park is to support the Park’s education and civics programs and recreation activities; promote equestrian sports and activities conducted at Morven Park; support and maintain the Morven Park International Equestrian Center; support historic preservation and education at Morven Park; and maintain and preserve Morven Park’s buildings and grounds.
Morven Park is the place that Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy calls home. In addition to having our office at the Gatehouse, we also are the stewards of the ridge habitat and trails. Our semi-annual Native Plant Sale along with many of our programs are held at Morven Park. Learn more about visiting Morven Park.
Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Its mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Support from The Nature Conservancy and the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund made it possible for Loudoun Wildlife to purchase JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary in 2020. Loudoun Wildlife will be working with The Nature Conservancy in Virginia to create additional wetlands and to enhance the wildlife habitat on the property.
Willowsford Conservancy is the long-term steward of 2,000 acres of open space, progressively dedicated to the Conservancy as the community develops. It includes a 300-acre sustainable farm, more than 30 miles of nature trails, campsites, forests, meadows and wetlands that support diverse native wildlife and vegetation.”
Willowsford Conservancy and Loudoun Wildlife have worked together to implement a Bluebird Next Box Monitoring program on the Willowsford grounds as well as conducting educational programs.
The information below is taken from our partners’ websites.
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The Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.
The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages 900 acres of preserved land nestled “Between the Hills” in western Loudoun county. Environmental conservation is at the core of the Blue Ridge Center’s mission. Roughly one-third of the land preserve is owned by the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation while the other two-thirds became a state park in 2017. The Center’s mission is to develop, demonstrate and educate about innovative approaches to environmental stewardship by inviting people and partners to study, restore, interpret and experience our land’s environment and history.
The Foundation’s mission is to build local endowment by fostering a community of grantmakers, promoting strategic local leadership, and investing in partnerships for the benefit of the community of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier. The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier is a broad and flexible vehicle for charitable giving and community investment. We join with some 30 community foundations in Virginia and 700 across America to advance meaningful philanthropy in our geographic footprint serving Loudoun and northern Fauquier Counties and surrounding areas (however, our grants span the nation).
Founded in 1997, the Earth Sangha is a nonprofit public charity based in the Washington, DC, region. Our mission is ecological restoration as a form of socially engaged Buddhism. In the DC area, we operate a volunteer-based program to propagate local native plants, restore native plant communities, and control invasive alien plants. On the island of Hispaniola, along the Dominican Republic – Haiti border, we operate the Tree Bank Hispaniola, which propagates local native trees, conserves tropical forest, and promotes sustainable agroecological practices.
Since 1915, the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club’s mission has been to increase the pleasure of country life by the exchange of ideas and information on gardening subjects.
The group’s mission is to ensure the future of the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve as the region’s premier nature preserve by creating an informed and engaged base of members, volunteers, and public supporters; and, harnessing financial and non-financial resources to invest in Banshee Reeks’ future as a premier nature preserve, including its cultural resources.
The Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains (FBRM) was formed as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2007 in response to the recognized threat to the mountains from development, and environmental deterioration. Friends is the only conservation organization in the region with the Blue Ridge Mountains as its focus.
Goose Creek Association is a registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with hundreds of members from Loudoun and Fauquier counties who share a determination to protect and preserve the natural resources, historic heritage and rural quality of life found in this beautiful part of Virginia.
Founded in 1915, the Club became a non-profit 501c3 organization in 1999 and has continued its civic work in order to maintain that status. The purpose of the Club is to promote active interest in gardening and to assist in the protection and development of the natural beauties of the State.
Master Gardeners are trained volunteer educators. Working with Loudoun County communities, our mission is to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training. We are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech and the Loudoun County Cooperative Extension office to provide unbiased research-based horticultural information to the community.
Our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact: protecting clean water and tackling climate change. Our efforts span the region, from western Maryland’s Central Appalachian forests to our nation’s capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay.
PEC works with the citizens of our nine-county region to conserve land, create high-quality communities, strengthen rural economies, celebrate historic resources, protect air and water quality, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy choices, restore wildlife habitat, and improve people’s access to nature.
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, maintains and protects the Appalachian Trail and nearby lands as well as acquiring and maintaining other trails and related facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future hikers.
Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. In 2006, Banshee Reeks Chapter became the first VMN chapter chartered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Serving Loudoun County, the chapter home is at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Virginia. Training classes are held in the Education Annex surrounded by 725 acres of forests, successional fields, ponds and streams where field studies, continuing education classes and volunteer service projects are conducted.
Founded in 1943, the Waterford Foundation is one of America’s first community-based historic preservation organizations. Our mission is to preserve the historic buildings and open spaces of the National Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia, and, through education, to increase the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community.
Nature, wild nature, dwells in gardens just as she dwells in tangled woods, in the deep of the sea, and on the heights of the mountains; and the wilder the garden, the more you will see of her.
Herbert Ravenel Sass