“Explore the creation and the re-creation of the Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel in Virginia. Located at Rockfish Gap, 25 miles west of Charlottesville, the tunnel was designed by Claudius Crozet and built by Irish immigrants in the 1850s. When completed in 1858, at nearly a mile long, it was the longest railroad tunnel in America. It was reopened as a historic site in November of 2020.”
Become a Master Naturalist
Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 training course offered by the Central Blue Ridge chapter for new Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers. Classes and field trips will cover subjects such as ecology, insects, birds, trees, streams, citizen science, conservation, climate change, and geology. If you like nature study, hiking, birding, fishing, forestry, and educating others, this program is for you. Training begins January 2022.
Meet The Author!
We’re planning a fun evening at The Nature Foundation. We are so looking forward to having Morgan lead a discussion about his new book. We’ll play a little trivia, eat a little food and delve into the writer’s mind. Bring a dish to share (or a snack) and whatever you want to drink.
Join us at The Nature Foundation
December 10, 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn about our vision for the future of The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen – Join Us
What's New at The Nature Foundation
Our programs are open to anyone who wishes to take part and enjoy nature.
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Go outside & play
Our trail system covers an assortment of terrain throughout its 35 miles. There are both rugged, steep slopes as well as beautiful, short strolls most anyone can enjoy.
Grow native plants
Preserving while enhancing the natural beauty of the land is a goal of those who garden using native plants. The Nature Foundation is a leader in making it easier and fun.