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.
Available for Community Programs
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
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.
Monday, Jan. 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of ServiceThe Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and the Friends of Dyke Marsh sponsored a Day of Service removing invasive plants at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Alexandria. Many thanks to our volunteers on Jan. 18! See our Facebook page for shots of the team in action!
Celebrate Conservation was held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Crystal City Marriott, and featured a perspective on current topics with keynote speaker Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post White House Bureau Chief and environmental writer. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Special thanks to our sponsors and to all who attended.
“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” –Aldo Leopold
The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust and our friends celebrated the 129th birthday of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold with a Read-a-Thon of excerpts from A Sand County Almanac. The event took place at the Villages of Piedmont at Leopold’s Preserve, a new community in Haymarket that includes seven miles of trails and 380 acres of permanent conservation land named for Aldo Leopold.