Environmental Stewardship


A healthy environment is paramount to the economic prosperity, educational success, cultural vibrancy, and the health and wellness of residents of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. But more than that, the Chesapeake Bay, along with its rivers and tributaries, are a way of life for those of us fortunate enough to live here.

Our Goals:

  • Collaboration among nonprofits, businesses, governments, educational institutions, and residents to promote actions that will have a beneficial effect on the health of the natural environment and local economy.

  • Public awareness and opportunities for education about protecting the natural environment and the impact of public and private actions on the natural environment.

  •  Citizen, government and nonprofit engagement to improve and protect the health of the Chesapeake Bay.


Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster County

Recent Grants

Summer 2022

Total Amount Awarded: $27,160

Friends of the Rappahannock – to support FoR's ongoing oyster restoration and outreach programs.

Northern Neck Land Conservancy – to support a study and project plans that provide Northern Neck Land Conservancy ample information to build an eco-paver parking lot, nature trails and kayak launch to increase public access opportunities and tell the impact story of regional land conservation.

Northumberland County Public Schools – to promote proper and environmentally safe tire disposal in Northumberland County and to educate students about the importance of conservation and preservation of county natural resources.