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Photo of water to give an example of water body potentially protected by Clean Water Act
January 18, 2022

CWA50: Help Protect Virginia’s Waters!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act (“CWA” or “the Act”), the key federal law protecting water quality throughout the United States. Our CWA50 blog series celebrates this milestone by offering opportunities to learn about the CWA as well as highlighting occasions to participate in environmental action. Excitingly, you have an… Read more


Red fox vixen and pup nose to nose at sunset in Hampton, Virginia.
November 10, 2021

NEW LEGISLATION ALLOCATES $350 MILLION TO REDUCE WILDLIFE-VEHICLE COLLISIONS

Wildlife crossing structures help to connect habitats, providing animals with safe passages they can use to avoid heavily trafficked roads and highways. On November 5th, 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which contains $350 million in federal funding for a “Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program” to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. The new legislation creates… Read more


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November 4, 2021

Conservation Photographer, Steven David Johnson: Vernal Pools and Salamanders

Tune in to this podcast episode of Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk, where conservation photographer Steven David Johnson talks about his work photographing vernal pools, salamanders, jumping spiders, and other fun projects he’s working on. He also reiterates the importance of ethical wildlife photography, an important initiative within the conservation community. Vernal pools are bodies… Read more


August 16, 2021

Recently Released Conservation Briefing Highlights Environmental Policy Goals

Every year, the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) publishes a briefing called Our Common Agenda, and this publication takes the policy goals of over 100 organizations across Virginia and compiles them into a single agenda of conservation goals. VCN is a collaborative network of over 150 conservation partners across the Commonwealth. The VCN was created to… Read more


A western honey bee (Apis mellifera) gathers pollen on onion flowers in Boise, Idaho. 6/30/2021. USDA photo by Kirsten Strough.
July 8, 2021

Conservation Photography: The Role of Responsibility, Dignity, and Power

Conservation photography is the intentional use of photography to advocate and promote conservation. This includes being mindful of the impact of photography on wildlife. A photographer must be careful not to disrupt the natural habits of animals or their habitats. Loud sounds or an unfortunate misstep could have negative impacts on species. Lori Cash is… Read more


February 25, 2021

Success in the Senate and House – Protecting Virginia Waters from Pipelines

This week we made major advancements toward improving state law in protecting Virginia waters against huge gas pipelines. Two important bills have been approved by both the State Senate and the House of Delegates and will now be sent to the Governor for his signature. These bills are in line with our efforts to limit… Read more