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.
Latest News and Events:
#GivingTuesday2020 is a success!
– RVF Hires Robert Jennings
RVF is pleased to have Robert Jennings join RVF as a part-time administrative assistant. Robert brings years of experience working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He currently also serves as volunteer president of the Central Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists. Robert was already a Rockfish Valley neighbor and his new role will enable RVF to continue to build operational capacity. To contact Robert at RVF call 434-361-0271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To visit Robert in the office at RVF (with adequate face mask), make arrangements by phone or email.
– RVF’s Fall 2020 Newsletter is out now!
Please use the arrows at the bottom left of the document to view subsequent pages.4 Page Newsletter Revised Draft, Sept. 23rd (1)
– Highlights from RVF’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations
Please visit the event page for more details. To print the schedule, right-click on the image and select ‘save image as…’. The schedule will be saved your device and you will be able to print it.
Jesus Najar and Peter Agelasto Discuss the History and Modern Objectives of the Nelson Scenic Loop
Co-Founder Betsy Agelasto speaks about the history of the Natural History Center and Earth Day
Chuck Bailey & Peter Agelasto dig into the geology of the Rockfish Valley
– 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.
– Dominion cancels Atlantic Coast Pipeline
– Old Wintergreen Day is rescheduled for May 2nd, 2021
Please visit the event page more details. We will be providing more information as the date gets closer.
– Earth-Art-Athon entries
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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