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The Magic of Moths: A Family-Friendly Nature Event

Come discover why moths constitute about 90% of all the Lepidoptera on the planet: not bad for a group of animals that flew with some of our most well-known dinosaurs! Join Dr. David Adamski and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy at Morven Park to review and explore the most common moth families found in the Capital Region. […]

Managing Invasive Grasses

Need help with managing invasive grasses in fields, forest, wetlands, or in your backyard? Our expert guest panelist will discuss identification and control of invasive warm season grasses such as Johnsongrass, Wavyleaf Grass, Japanese Stiltgrass and more. They will take your questions during a question and answer session.

Water Equality: Sustainability and Access for All Webinar

Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources will host Renee Hoyos, Director of Environmental Justice at the Department of Environmental Quality for an introduction to the DEQ's efforts in environmental justice and a discussion of water equity and sustainability.

Ethnic Vegetable Workshop

The Virginia Cooperative Extension - Virginia State University is hosting an ethnic vegetable workshop at Carter Farm (26444 Carters Lane, Unionville, VA). Demand for ethnic food offers small farmers tremendous opportunities to diversify their food production systems to appeal to immigrants, particularly African (West and East African), Caribbean, Asian (Indian and Chinese) and Hispanic populations. Small Farm Resource Center coordinator and chief grower for Carter Farms Michael Carter Jr. will lead this workshop to show small farmers how to grow and market-specific crops that appeal to these customers.

Piedmont Mobility Alliance Mini-Summit

Organizations, businesses, agencies, and individuals passionate about trails, mobility, and everyday access to the outdoors are working together on issues that none can solve individually. This virtual gathering will an opportunity for workgroups to share and build upon the collective projects that began six months ago at the Active Mobility Summit. It will be a […]

Piedmont Mobility Social

Celebrate trails and connectivity with advocates and people passionate about walking, biking, running, transit and everyday access to nature at this informal, outdoor, happy hour at Champion Brewing Company.

Birding the Blue Ridge

Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) for this monthly walk and see if we detect signs of the season’s changes beginning to show. We will explore parts of this beautiful 900-acre preserve and see what lives in this diverse habitat. This outing takes place every fourth Saturday of […]

2021 Virginia Environmental Assembly (Virtual + In-Person Field Trips)

The Virginia Environmental Assembly brings together conservation leaders from across the Commonwealth to discuss Our Common Agenda to protect Virginia’s natural resources. This annual conference is hosted by Virginia Conservation Network, the partnership of more than 150 Virginia environmental organizations.

The Planet Has a Fever – What’s the Big Deal?

Heat is the most devastating aspect of the climate crisis our planet faces. The serious impact of heat on health (both physical and mental); environmental justice, agriculture and the planet, along with other related climate crisis topics, will be discussed by a distinguished panel of experts in a virtual format on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6:30- 8:00 PM EDT. Questions and discussion with the panelists are encouraged. This free event is organized by Citizens’ Climate Lobby Charlottesville, and co-hosted by all Citizens’ Climate Lobby Virginia chapters.

Mushrooms with Warrenton, Virginia Mayor Carter Nevill

Late summer is a mushroom-y season and a great time to learn about this under-appreciated kingdom of life! Join mushroom expert Mayor Carter Nevill and The Clifton Institute's Executive Director Bert Harris on a walk in the woods to find and identify as many species of mushrooms as we can.

Permaculture Design Certification Course

Oak Spring Garden Foundation 1776 Loughborough Lane, Upperville

A 72-hour course for Certification in Permaculture design sponsored by Oak Spring Garden Foundation and Regenerative Earth Design, LLC. The purpose of this course is to connect participants to their landscapes; first through observation and interaction, and then through design. We will explore what it means to create resiliency on an individual, community and even […]

Piedmont Wildflower Walk

Come and see our native Piedmont grassland at its best! This field has never been planted but it’s very diverse. We will be looking for slender lespedeza in full bloom, early goldenrod, and grassleaf goldenrod, among other grassland species. The Clifton Institute's Executive Director Bert Harris will lead this walk through one of our most interesting habitats and teach participants how to identify grassland plants.

Fall Native Plant Sale

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is sponsoring a native plant sale with trees, shrubs, flowers, vines and ferns available for purchase from local nurseries. The sale will be staffed by volunteers knowledgeable about native plants. If you have boxes for carrying your plants, please bring them. Read more here.

Virginia Outdoor Caucus: Pre-2022 General Assembly

Join co-chairs Senator Emmett Hanger and Delegate David Bulova for a meeting of the Virginia Outdoor Caucus with special guest presenters. This event is hosted by The Piedmont Environmental Council and Virginia Trails Alliance.

Constitution Day at James Madison’s Montpelier

James Madison's Montpelier celebrates Constitution Day, September 18 -- house tours, garden and archaeology tours, a food truck, live music, Mr. Madison onsite, a sale in the Museum Shop, and more! Click here to learn more about this wonderful annual event!

Walk with a Naturalist

Join us for a walk on our trails with one our naturalists. Unlike most of our programs, we won’t be looking for anything in particular. Instead we’ll amble and explore and see what we can find! This event is hosted by The Clifton Institute.

Raptor Migration Field Trip

Every fall raptors migrate south along the Appalachian Mountains. Come and witness the peak migration of Broad-winged Hawks. If we’re lucky we might see thousands! The Clifton Insitute's Executive Director and ornithologist Bert Harris will lead the group and discuss how to identify raptors in flight. We will meet at Snickers Gap, where there’s an excellent view of migrating raptors and other birds.

Goose Creek 50th Annual Family Festival

Join us for the Goose Creek Association’s 50+ Anniversary Celebration at the Historic Aldie Mill on September 19th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Our festival will include local artists work, exhibits with environmental focus, wildlife, children’s games, vendors, music and food. Admission is Free! Fun for the whole family! Learn more and register: https://goosecreek.org/event/50th-anniversary-fall-festival-historic-aldie-mill/?instance_id=13