Northern Virginia Conservation Trust

WISH LIST: $50: preserves 26 miles of streams; $100: conserves 96 acres along trails; $500: conserves 2200 acres bordering parks

With over 5,000-acres of permanently protected lands – including 94 acres conserved along trails, 2,200 bordering parks, and 26 miles of saved streams – the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust is saving nearby nature. Encouraging private landowners and local governments to preserve and care for natural areas, historic sites, and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations, its Explore and Restore program has also contributed over 8,000 hours of volunteer services by planting more than 2,000 trees and removing tons of invasive plants from conserved lands and parks. NVCT’s portfolio of protected properties includes some of the region’s most important treasures: the Potomac Gorge in Great Falls, Salona in McLean, the Glebe House in Arlington, Monticello Park in Alexandria, and the Potomac Creek Heronry in Stafford. Preserving them increases property values, reduces soil erosion, maintains water quality, protects the Chesapeake Bay, and preserves access to the natural world for all of us. Your waterways, your history, your open space: you can help conserve our region’s natural and historic legacy.