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


  • Peter A. Agelasto III – Chairman
  • Betsy Rawls Agelasto – Secretary                               
  • Peter A. Agelasto IV – President                                    
  • Diane Easley                                                 
  • Sharon A. Hudson                                         
  • Michael Lachance                                         
  • David Peyton       
  • Leslie Wood – Treasurer           
  • John R. Zawatsky 
Emeritus Trustees
  • Parker Camp Agelasto                       
  • Paul Davis                    
  • Dr. Chip Morgan                                            
  • Adm. Joseph W. Prueher         
  • Liz Sargent                                                     
  • Dale Weigel                                                                                       
  • Frederick W. Winter
  • Waite Rawls III
  • Chris Gensic – Founding Trustee and Co-Chair of Trails and Park Committee     
History, Objectives and Mission Statement of RVF:

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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