Who We Are




Welcome to RVF. We are located in the South Rockfish Valley of Nelson County along Route 151 in Nellysford, VA 22958, Just north of Bold Rock Cider.


Our mission is three fold:

  • To enrich the lives of the community and visitors with a rural-tourism experience in the Rockfish Valley,
  • To preserve the natural, historical, ecological and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley
  • To encourage recreation, an appreciation of nature and a healthy lifestyle in the Rockfish Valley.
To fulfill this mission the RVF Natural History Center has pursued a series of activities which promote environmental literacy for local students.
They include:
  • Trails along the Rockfish River: www.rockfishvalley.org/trails
  • 50 mile scenic loop drive around the Blue Ridge Parkway and Three Ridge Mountain nelsonscenicloop.com
  • Annual community kite festival every second Sunday in April. (April 8, 2018)
  • Spruce Creek Park at 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway which has a Children's Nature Trail, Native Plant Walk, gardens and trails along with the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center. The latter is open 10-4 during season on Saturday and Sunday. Plenty of picnic tables.

We also have extensive river trails, geology trail, and birding trails recognized by VA DGIF and US Audubon Society. We are available for field trips and tours of the natural history center.

Rockfish Valley Foundation is a public foundation recognized under Internal Revenue Code section 501c3 and as such is permitted to receive donations. A copy of the 501(c)3 is available upon request. View our 990 forms

2020 Board of Trustees
  • Peter A. Agelasto III, Chairman, Executive Committee
  • Peter A. Agelasto IV, President
  • Leslie Wood, Treasurer
  • Betsy Rawls Agelasto, Secretary, Executive Committee
  • Diane Easley, Administrator, Executive Committee
  • Barbara Hayl
  • Sharon A. Hudson
  • Michael Lachance, Executive Committee
  • David Peyton
  • John R. Zawatsky, Executive Committee
Emeritus Trustees
  • Parker Camp Agelasto, Founding and Emeritus Trustee
  • Paul Davis, Founding and Emeritus Trustee
  • Dr. Chip Morgan, Founding and Emeritus Trustee
  • Adm. Joseph W. Prueher, Founding and Emeritus Trustee
  • S. Waite Rawls III, Founding and Emeritus Trustee
  • Russell M. Reid, Founding and Emeritus Trustee
  • Hank Gibb, Founding and Emeritus Trustee
  • Craig Cooper
  • Dale Weigel
  • Frederick W. Winter (Rick)
  • Christopher Gensic
  • Liz Sargent
  • Katrina Broughman, Educator / Program Manager

Katrina’s bio can be found here, and her resume can be found here.

  • Diane Easley, Administrator
History, Objectives and Mission Statement of RVF:

Please select the arrows located in the lower left corner of the document to view subsequent pages.

History Objectives and Current Programs of RVF_Sept2018 (1)


Please contact us:

Rockfish Valley Foundation
1368 Rockfish Valley Highway
P.O. Box 235
Nellysford, VA 22958
(434) 361-0271
(434) 226-0446

1 thought on “Who We Are

  1. I would like to plan a couple of days in Charlottesville, Virginia at the end of October and am asking for suggestions on where to do some birding, or if this is a good time of year to locate birds in this area. Your input would be appreciated. Thank you.

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