Foundation Focus: Environment and Conservation

Within our efforts to improve the quality of life for area residents, protecting and conserving our community assets are a key component. Among the many treasures of our community are our rivers and waterways, parks, greenspaces and historical sites.

What we envision:

  • A community where the key physical assets of our community are valued and maintained.
  • A community where our natural resources are preserved and maintained
  • Preserving and maintaining our historic sites continues to be a high priority for our community.

What we support:

  • Programs that educate the public about our local environmental resources.
  • Programs to promote the preservation and conservation of natural resources.
  • Programs that promote the recreational and therapeutic use of our natural resources.
  • Programs that engage local residents in our key physical resources.

What we measure:

  • Number of residents served.
  • Acres of land under conservation easement or conserved for public benefit.

What we know:

Virginia Outdoors Plan
(Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Regional Recommendations for Hampton Roads
(Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation)

James City County Comprehensive Planning Website
(James City County is launching an ambitious effort to explore the vision for our community for the next 25 years.)