We're honored to be one of the recipients of a Conservation Alliance grant for 2017. The $35,000 grant will go towards the Buckeye Knob acquisition and will make a huge dent in our initial fundraising. Conservation Alliance also supported the Laurel Knob acquisition with a $30,000 grant in 2005 and we're thrilled to have their support again. The connection between recreation and conservation is increasingly becoming an important part of overall land protection strategies in the U.S.
Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen. Special thanks to our partners at the Access Fund for providing the financing that enabled the purchase. Read more about our partnership here.
Virginia DOT will be resurfacing the road to Hidden Valley from sunset on September 24th until early morning on October 2nd (subject to shifting based on weather). This will mean there will be no access to Hidden Valley during this time. While this is an inconvenience, it is also short term and long-term will mean a better road for everyone. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.