VNPS Grows Two Virginia Natural Area Preserves

Virginia Sneezeweed (Helenicum virginicum) by Sally Anderson

Mount Joy Pond Natural Area Preserve The Virginia Native Plant Society has become a landowner! On October 23 the VNPS officially took possession of approximately 85 acres of land adjoining Mount Joy Pond Natural Area Preserve in Augusta County in the Shenandoah Valley.  [ Google Map ] The land acquisition cost was $299,000 and was made possible… [Read More]

VNPS Members Honored by Prince William Conservation Alliance

Nancy Vehrs and Jim Waggener

The Prince William Conservation Alliance recently honored two long-time members of the Virginia Native Plant Society, Nancy Vehrs and Jim Waggener, for their service, contributions, and advocacy for conservation. The Alliance works to explore, enjoy and protect our natural areas, and increase community involvement in stewardship opportunities. Nancy Vehrs received the 2018 Heart of Gold Award…. [Read More]

Giant Natural Gas Pipelines Proposed for Virginia

AugustaPipelineMap

On September 2nd, Dominion Resources, along with its partners Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources, announced its intention to move ahead and build a major 42 inch pipeline that will stretch 550 miles across three states. It will begin in Harrison County, West Virginia and end in eastern North Carolina. Approximately 450 miles… [Read More]