Blue Ridge Land Conservancy

A nonprofit organization

At Blue Ridge Land Conservancy we invision in communities with abundant conserved lands and waters to meet the needs of all living things

We are protecting land for the future and
helping younger generations explore the world around them - creating a new generation of conservationists.

We protect the lands and waters you love, forever.

A Floyd County student shows off macroinvertebrates caught in the stream.


Our Educational Programs

The Blue Ridge Land Conservancy is working towards preparing the next generation to not only appreciate our beautiful environment and natural resources but also become good future stewards of the land.
Floyd County students learn about the importance of trees.


Our "Bay Days" and "River Days" do just that.

The Chesapeake Bay Day Program invites all fourth-grade students in Botetourt County to a local conservation easement property to learn about water quality and watersheds, and how their actions at the headwaters of the James River – a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay – can impact water quality and the livelihoods of many in the Bay.

Thanks to the success of Bay Day, we expanded the program into neighboring watersheds and school districts. Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Floyd County, and Salem City schools have participated in "River Days", where students learn about water quality and watersheds with a focus on the Roanoke and New Rivers. Donations to GiveLocalNRV will help fund our future River Days!

Floyd County students learn how to gauge stream health at River Days.


Organization Data


Organization name

Blue Ridge Land Conservancy

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1305 Maple Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016



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