Welcome to the Capital Region Land Conservancy's 2021 Conservation Games!

 

The Conservation Games are a celebration of all of the ongoing conservation efforts and achievements in the Richmond region across our conservation focus areas: forests, fields, and streams. Our community's support for The Games furthers CRLC’s conservation work in the Richmond region. The Games consist of competition amongst Team Fields, Team Forests, and Team Streams, as team members earn points by participating in a mix of volunteer events, learning opportunities, and fundraising campaigns. Themed in the style of the Olympics, the team with the most points at the end of the competition earns the Gold Medal!

 

Register for your 2021 Conservation Games team and events below!

Choose Your Team

Choose Your Events

Participants may register for any and all events, regardless of team affiliation. Points will be earned for the participant’s team regardless of the event being sponsored by another team. All events are free, but donations are welcome. 

 

We presume you are vaccinated against COVID-19 if you can be to attend in-person events. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 infection at the time of the event, please refrain from attending. CDC guidelines will be implemented at all in-person events.

Opening Ceremony
  • September 24th, 4:00pm - Webinar: Opening Ceremony

Happy Conservation Games! Join us virtually as we kick-off our second annual celebration of conservation in the Richmond region and cheer on our competitors!

 

Team Streams Volunteer Event
  • September 25th, 9:00am - 12:00am - Bryan Park Clean-Up

Join Team Streams and Friends of Bryan Park for their kick-off clean-up in Bryan Park! (The first of a series!) Follow FoBP Event signs to meet near Shelter # 1 for orientation. You choose your task: work with a FoBP leader or a Riverine Master Naturalist to clean Park’s streams and floodplains, or the Park’s two ponds. All equipment provided, wear clean-up clothes and heavy shoes.

Team Streams Learning Event
  • September 30th, 7:00pm - Webinar: Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor Stream Restoration Project

 Join Team Stream and Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), Team Streams' sponsors, for a dive into the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor Restoration Project in this virtual event. RES will talk about the multimodal pedestrian and bike path, wildlife corridor, and stream restoration on the University of Richmond campus which has seen impressive community support! How can projects like this help the environment, help enhance parks and green spaces, and be used as an environmental education opportunity?

 

Team Fields Volunteer Event
  • October 2nd, 9:00am - 1:00pm - "Building Change": Picnic table build for Malvern Hill Farm

Team Fields is getting their hands dirty! Join them at the Richmond Tool Bank workshop as they build 10 picnic tables to help add beauty and function for visitors to properties where CRLC offers public access. The fruits of this project will also be enjoyed by guests at our closing ceremony at Malvern Hill!

Team Fields Learning Event
  • October 5th, 7:00pm - Webinar: "Battlefields and Biodiversity: How Collateral Values are Conserving Virginia"

Join us for this webinar with University of Richmond Professors Todd Lookingbill and Peter Smallwood as they discuss their new book book "Collateral Values: The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War" and how the preservation of Virginia's Historic Military Battlefields has provided unexpected ecological and natural resource values to the Richmond region.

 

Team Forests Learning Event
  • October 7th, 7:00pm - Webinar: Virginia Forestry & Forest Carbon

Join us for this educational program with guest speakers Christine Cadigan, Senior Director of the Family Forest Carbon Program at the American Forest Foundation, and Terrance Lasher, Assistant State Forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry as they grow our knowledge of how forestry enhances the ecosystem services which we depend on no matter where we live!

Team Forests Volunteer Event
  • October 9th, 10:00am - 12:00pm - Tree Planting at the Science Museum of Virginia

Take action with Team Forests to plant trees and shrubs provided by Enrichmond TreeLab along the Science Museum of Virginia's ProtoPath - a converted railway path turned pedestrian corridor! We'll be joined by Science Museum staff to learn about how this planting contributes to a long term project to combat the urban heat island in Scott's Addition by growing the urban tree canopy!

 

Closing Ceremony
  • October 10th, 5:00 - 6:30 pm - Celebration at Malvern Hill Farm

Register for the closing ceremony at beautiful Malvern Hill Farm! If you register to attend, we ask that you make a recommended $25 donation for each person from your party attending. This $25 donation can count toward your team totals ($1 = 1 point) and helps to cover event expenses for food, beverages, and music.

 

We presume you are vaccinated against COVID-19 if you can be to attend. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 infection at the time of the event, please refrain from attending. CDC guidelines will be implemented at all in-person events.

DONATIONS

Please finish and submit this registration form before proceeding to your team's donation form.

 

If you would only like to donate and not participate in events or would like to encourage others to donate to your team, please visit the donation form for the team you would like to support: Team Fields, Team Forests, or Team Streams

 

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