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Press Release February 5, 2021

Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 5, 2021


Aaron Kershaw, Communications Coordinator

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust / (703) 354-5093

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Receives Grant from Dominion Energy for its Priority Invasive Plant Removal Project

4022-A Hummer Road Annandale, Virginia 22003- Northern Virginia Conservation Trust is excited to announce our organization's up and coming invasive plant species management and removal project on three NVCT nature preserves thanks to a $10,000 grant from Dominion Energy.

NVCT is one of 118 organizations selected for this year's Dominion Energy environmental stewardship grants. The competitive grants support education and stewardship projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible.

"We have analyzed and mapped the invasive plant threats on all of our owned nature preserves and have developed management plans for each site in order to best steward our lands," said NVCT Executive Director Alan Rowsome.

The grant to NVCT will support the removal and management of invasive plant species from three high-priority NVCT nature preserves, regenerate native plant communities, and educate the local community about proper land management.

"These grants support programs and people dedicated to making our world a better, more livable place for future generations," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. "It's a privilege to support these community efforts to improve the environment and provide environmental education opportunities."

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has awarded $1.3 million in grants to organizations working to improve natural spaces or teach about the environment. Over the last 15 years, Dominion Energy has donated over $37 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.


The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) is a regional, nonprofit land trust that forever conserves, manages and advocates for land that has natural, historical and cultural value to our Northern Virginia communities. NVCT works with conservation partners, local governments and private landowners to preserve, restore and steward land in Northern Virginia. Since its founding in 1994, NVCT has protected over 8,000 acres in urban and rural areas. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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