Virginia

Blue crab, Chesapeake Bay. Photo by VCN

Affiliate of the Week: Virginia Conservation Network

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that …

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Campout in Virginia’s Capital

This year, Virginia State Parks was one of eighteen state park systems hosting campout events in their capitals or other locations. The Capital Campouts are part of Great Outdoors Month in June, …

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Virginia’s Impacted Communities Speak Out at Lobby Day

The United States Senate recently voted on legislation related to climate change. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of my home state of Virginia stood with the majority of their …

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America’s Second Offshore Wind Energy Area Goes to… Dominion Virginia Power!

After six rounds of bidding, the second in a series of competitive auctions for offshore wind energy leases came to an end this afternoon.  Shortly after, the Bureau of Ocean …

Attorneys General Letter Shows Case For Keystone XL Is Crumbling

Thanet Wind Warm (flckr/Wessex Archaeology)

Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

National Wildlife Federation’s Jim Lyon Motivates Virginia Students to Lead…

Offshore wind turbine in Thames Estuary, UK (credit: Flickr/phault)

Offshore Wind Necessary to Combating Climate Change

This is a guest blog post by Chelsea Harnish, Energy Program Manager for Virginia Conservation Network. The most substantial long-term solution for combating climate change is to power our homes and businesses …

Wind turbines off Blyth, UK (Flickr's Zabdiel)

Flocking to Clean Energy: Conservationists Unite Behind Offshore Wind

Hundreds of conservation and public health groups, Atlantic coast elected officials and businesses are joining together to send a loud and clear message to the Obama administration: We’re united behind …

The author, on the trail at five. Taking kids camping is a great way to encourage them to explore the outdoors and connect with nature. (Photo: Mary Burnette)

Camping Traditions Provide Best Family Memories

Camping comes in all styles but traditional camping trips are perhaps the most special. When I was young, my parents took me and my two older sisters for three weeks …

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