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Communications & FVNR 24 Apr 2007

Download our brochure!

Please consider downloading our brochure and making it available to your memberships, family, colleagues, friends, and collaborators.  We included basic information about FVNR - and a donation form!

Click to download FVNR Brochure  (.pdf)

FVNR & Funding Opportunities 24 Apr 2007

FVNR Project Funding Criteria and Grant Application

The Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources seeks to fund projects and programs that strengthen “environmental education, pollution prevention and citizen monitoring” and foster collaboration among businesses, citizens, communities, local governments and state agencies.  The Foundation supports non-regulatory, voluntary efforts that address priorities outlined in the Foundation’s business plan such as River Basin Strategies, Outdoor Classrooms, Forestry and Agricultural education and programs of ‘statewide importance’.  Projects must employ best practices of environmental education, engage citizens and students in meaningful activities or help organizations achieve program sustainability.   Awards will be based on application review and fund availability.

Each year, the Foundation will seek out projects based on its goals and will carefully select projects based on technical and financial criteria.  Projects that meet the criteria for potential funding are listed in the annual “Projects Catalog.”  The Foundation will actively seek to find donors for all projects, but listing in its annual catalog does not guarantee funding.  

Click here to download the full funding criteria document in MS Word format (.doc)

Click here to download the grant application in MS Word format (.doc)

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Communications & In the News 13 Jan 2007

Virginia News Letter Article about FVNR

Below is a link to an article in the Virginia News Letter December 2006 issue entitled “Protecting Our Common Wealth” by Jay Gilliam. You can save the PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file to your computer by right-clicking on the link and selecting “Save As…”.

Virginia News Letter Article about FVNR

Communications 29 Oct 2006

Resolution commending Pure Water Forum

Resolution Commending Coors Brewing and other Pure Water Forum Members on a Decade of Excellence

WHEREAS the concept of collaborative watershed planning was in its infancy in 1996; and

WHEREAS the Pure Water Forum was the first Roundtable established in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

WHEREAS Coors Brewing has shown remarkable and consistent leadership and support for the Roundtable of the Shenandoah Valley Basin; and

WHEREAS many other businesses, grass roots groups, agricultural associations, schools, colleges, and universities, soil and water conservation districts, state agencies, local government, recreational interests and individuals have invested countless hours to make the effort successful; and
 WHEREAS the Pure Water Forum is being used effectively as a tool to prevent and solve environmental problems and facilitate public understanding of watershed conditions; and
 WHEREAS the Pure Water Forum is a successful model for all other river basin Roundtables in the Commonwealth,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources does recognize Coors Brewing, the other Pure Water Forum members, and its partners for exemplary service to the Commonwealth of Virginia in protection of our unique natural blessings.

Adopted by a vote of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources on October 11, 2006.

Current Events 26 Sep 2006

Comments for Governor’s Summit

The Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources (FVNR) is a new “body politic” with the purpose to strengthen environmental education (K- 12 and community based) and citizen stewardship programs that serve the Commonwealth of Virginia.The first year of our existence has been spent with s concerted effort to develop a specific plan to achieve the mandates of the enabling legislation. A draft plan will be presented at our fourth board meeting of the year on October 11, 2006. In a nutshell we have two goals:  
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