Programs and Events

NVCT offers a wide variety of programs designed to connect our community members to nature. Programs include speakers, film screenings, volunteer events, nature adventures on conserved properties and parks, and more. Everyone–from nature novice to outdoor enthusiast of any age–is welcome to join NVCT in exploring our natural world. Sign up for our newsletter and look for calendar postings on the website for upcoming events and activities.


PowerPoint PresentationManage your property for wildlife, biodiversity, and scenic beauty

Program at PEC’s 50-acre mountaintop preserve
Wed. Oct. 18, 4 to 6 p.m. in Paris, VA
Register for this program at
(NVCT is a cosponsor for this event)


House at Oak HillTour Historic Oak Hill in Annandale

Sat., Oct. 21, noon to 4 p.m.
4716 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale.

The grounds of this colonial-era house are conserved by NVCT and Fairfax County. Click here to see a story about Oak Hill.


Waggaman islandsThe Health and Ecology of Hunting Creek

Wed. Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria
Speaker is Dr. Kim de Mustert, George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy. NVCT is a cosponsor with the Friends of Dyke Marsh, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, and Sierra Club’s Mount Vernon Group. Click here to see more about NVCT’s Hunting Creek conservation property.



greenfireGreen Fire Available for Community Programs

NVCT has a license to show Green Fire, the story of Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. He is known to many as the father of modern conservation. Today, Leopold’s most enduring idea is his concept of a “land ethic.” It’s this idea of treating the soils, waters, plants and wildlife as part of the community to which we belong that really holds true to us today and forms the basis of modern day conservation.

As a land preservation organization, NVCT honors this legendary conservationist by sharing Leopold’s message of the land ethic. Green Fire, a film about his life and his legacy, explains how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today. The Trust is available to show Green Fire to community organizations, student groups, corporate green teams, and other interested groups. Contact us to schedule an event.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold’s environmental legacy