Welcome to RVF
Our Foundation works hard to preserve the natural, historical, ecological and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley. We accomplish this by enriching the lives of our community by supporting the Rockfish Valley Loop Trail system, Spruce Creek Park and the lands associated with them. The mission furthers supports conservation, recreation, preservation, and environmental education and promotes a rural tourism experience in the Rockfish Valley of Nelson County, Virginia.
Natural History Center closed until further notice; Rockfish trails and Spruce Creek Park remain open
The NHC’s opening date has been postponed from April 4th due to concerns about Covid-19 and public health. Please watch the highway sign at RVF and the RVF website for updates concerning museum opening. The Rockfish Valley Trails and Spruce Creek Park remain open for public use.
Latest News and Events:
– Earth-Art-Athon entries
– Spring 2020 Newsletter
Please use the arrows at the bottom left of the document to view subsequent pages.MAR 2020 Newsletter – Google Docs V1
– Earth Day Nelson Festival postponed; Earth-Art-Athon event takes its place
Now extended to Wednesday, June 10th! Ten random participants will be chosen to win an Earth Day T-shirt among other prizes. Winners’ names to be drawn & announced on Friday, June 12th. The more entries you submit, the more likely you are to win! This is open to students in Nelson as well as surrounding counties and cities (Amherst, Augusta, Rockbridge, Staunton, Waynesboro, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, etc.). For questions, email programdirector@
Please use the arrows at the bottom left of the document to view subsequent pages._Earth Day RVFInfo
Updated Earth Day flyer:
– Rockfish Valley Foundation in the Crozet Gazette
The December 2019 issue of the Crozet Gazette features an article on the Rockfish Valley trail system. The article, by Mary S. Cunningham, gives a fantastic overview of the trails as well as the surrounding area.
Further information about Rockfish Valley:
RVF has significant resources related to Hurricane Camille. They include the photo story of the impact on Beech Grove and the Rockfish Valley by the hurricane. Another resource is the insert from the August Daily Progress newspaper. It is a 24 page insert with stories and photos written and taken within the same week as the hurricane. You can access it at this link on this website.
If you have pictures or stories, please come share them with us or call the Rockfish Valley Foundation at 434-361-0271 and leave your name and number for us to call you back. We can copy your pictures on our cell phone and write up your story. After the exhibit, we will give what we have collected to the Nelson County Historical Society at Oaklands to add to their records of what happened in the Beech Grove and Nellysford communities.
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Missed the Rockfish Valley Invasives symposium? Watch it Here!