Category: Stewardship

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Native Plant Trail Dedication Ceremony at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

  Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 Time: 11 am Join community members and volunteers to celebrate the dedication of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Living Legacy Project native tree planting at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve in Leesburg, VA. The Living Legacy Project commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Dedication will feature comments [Continue]

What do YOU Know About American Chestnut Tree Restoration?

By Larry Johnson Question– Is an American Chestnut tree growing on BRNP property? Question– Does a wild (native survivor) American Chestnut tree exist in Loudoun County? Answers at end of article. Looking for a botanically-focused venture, this past June 2016, I volunteered for a week-long annual inoculation project at The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Research [Continue]

As Fall approaches

By Anne Owen As Fall approaches, many of us will be thinking about ‘tidying up’ the yard ready for Winter – and for most, that will mean cutting down dead flowers, raking up fallen leaves and piling up bags of yard waste at the curb for pick up. Then, we can settle back into our [Continue]

Stewardship: Where Science Meets the Heart

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) photo by Allison G

By Leslie Ashman “I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.” (John Muir, 1896) 1 In this, the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, it feels appropriate to [Continue]