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The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust is creating conservation miracles right here in Northern Virginia. -- Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, World Renowned Conservationist

NVCT is an award-winning charity that saves nearby nature by helping local governments and private landowners voluntarily preserve natural areas, trails, streams and parks. Founded in 1994, NVCT has preserved 5421 acres in Northern Virginia. NVCT currently holds 97 conservation easements and ow ns 21 properties, including 70 acres protecting one of the largest Great Blue Heron nesting sites in the lower Potomac region. In addition, NVCT has also permanently protected vegetated buffers along 27 miles of shoreline. Breakdown can be found here. In 2008, NVCT was accredited by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, one of only 120 accredited land trusts (out of 1700) in the country and the first land trust operating in either Virginia or the Washington, DC area to be so honored. In 2006-2007 (and again in 2010-2011), NVCT was a Catalogue for Philanthropy selection for one of the best small nonprofits in the Washington DC area.

Participants in NVCT’s Explore and Restore Program have contributed more than 4000 volunteer hours, including the planting of 1500 native trees and the removal of tons of invasive species from parks and conserved lands. NVCT events also include guided kayak trips on local rivers and hikes led by knowledgeable experts. Participants enjoy the beauty of our area and gain a better appreciation of the importance of “Saving Nearby Nature.” Take some time and read about our new "Vision 2025" strategic plan!


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Connecting Our Green Spaces

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You may have heard about NVCT's new initiative called "Connecting Our Green Spaces." Learn more about how NVCT is working to connect people with nearby nature! Visit Here


Virginia's First Accredited Land Trust

The national Land Trust Accreditation Commission has recognized NVCT for " meeting national quality standards for protecting important natural places."Visit Here

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The Catalogue for Philanthropy has selected NVCT (again) as one of the best small nonprofits in the Greater Washington, DC region.Visit Here

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Upcoming Events


03.05.2014 13:00 - 16:00
Salona Meadows Invasive Management


Mothers' Day


24.05.2014 10:00 - 12:00
Invasive Species Removal Event at Dora Kelley Park in Alexandria


Memorial Day


31.05.2014 13:00 - 16:00
Salona Meadows Invasive Management

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