TREASURED VIEWS

OUR VIEWS. OUR TREASURE.

FOLAR is working with Scenic Virginia on a project to capture all of the best, most beautiful scenic views along the Appomattox River from the dam at Lake Chesdin to where the Appomattox River meets the James River in Hopewell. With this data, we hope to promote and protect these ‘Treasured Views.’ Thanks to the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) for supporting this project

Additionally, we hope that this activity encourages folks with land in or around a viewshed to protect and manage their land with the viewshed in mind. As always, we serve as a resource hub and are ready to connect landowners with the resources and services they need in order to manage their land in this way. Let’s keep these views scenic!

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TREASURED VIEWS PROGRAM

Virginia is a beautiful place to be. Whether you enjoy this scenic beauty from your front porch, on daily drives, or during outdoor adventures, your favorite views are important and contribute greatly to your community’s quality of life.

Scenic Virginia is partnering with communities to identify the most Treasured Views in Virginia. With your help, Scenic Virginia will compile this information and share your community’s list of most valued scenic areas with local decision-makers and other interested parties to ensure awareness of these beloved places.

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING APPOMATTOX RIVER “TREASURED VIEWS” COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Join FOLAR and Scenic Virginia to learn more about this program and to share your favorite view along the Appomattox River in a mapping activity. Please contact Heather Barrar, our Regional Trails Program Director, for more information: hbarrar@folar-va.org

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

MONDAY, JULY 29

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Chesterfield County Ettrick-Matoaca Library

4501 River Rd, South Chesterfield, VA 23803

Meeting Rooms A & B

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Zoom

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

FOLAR Trail Center

235 N Market St., Petersburg, VA 23803

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. OR 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Hopewell/Prince George Chamber

4100 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell, VA 23860

MORE FOLAR EVENTS

Join us for our 2024 Paddle Battle on Saturday, September 21!

LEARN MORE ABOUT PROTECTING THESE TREASURED VIEWS

Here is a list of resources that can help you manage your land in a way that doesn’t obstruct or disturb our scenic viewsheds.

Check out our Conservation Page for more information on Plants & Wildlife, Riparian Buffers and Climate Change Adaptation.

 

LAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Apply for the James River Buffer Program
Currently available for landowners in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties only

Apply for James River Association Living Shoreline Cost Share Program
Currently available for landowners in Prince George County only

Apply for the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program

Currently available in Virginia’s participating Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Apply for the Riparian Forests for Landowners Program

 

NATIVE PLANTS

Native Plants for Southeast Virginia

Native Plants for VA’s Capital Region

FOLAR’s Native Garden Plant Inventory

 

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES

Check Out FOLAR’s Other Resources & Publications

QUESTIONS ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR VIEWSHED?

Contact Heather, our Regional Trails Program Director, for more information at hbarrar@folar-va.org

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