Bush Mill Stream expansion project receives VLCF grant

RICHMOND—Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced $5.89 million in Virginia Land Conservation Foundation (VLCF) grants which will help fund 19 projects and protect more than 17,000 acres across the Commonwealth. The projects include an addition to the Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve in Northumberland County.

These VLCF grants will be used by private land trusts, local governments and state agencies to acquire and protect significant lands in the following categories: farmland, forestry, historic resources, natural areas and parks and open space.

“These 17,000 acres of newly-conserved lands will generate tremendous benefits for the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Northam. “We are protecting our precious natural resources, building resilience to climate change and ensuring Virginia remains a great place to live, work and visit.”

The VLCF board is composed of 19 members…