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Governor McAuliffe announces record visitation of nearly 9 million in Virginia State Parks in 2014.

Request for Applications: 2015 Virginia Watershed Educational Programs Project. Applications for a grant to provide Virginia Chesapeake Bay meaningful watershed educational on-the-water field services are being accepted until Jan. 30, 2015.

Cover of Natural Area Preserve access booklet.New Natural Area Preserves Public Access Guide just printed.

Virginia Cave and Karst Trail stops announced.

Two DCR projects - Natural Bridge becoming a state park and release of the Virginia Outdoors Plan - cited in Gov. McAuliffe's 100 Days Report.

Resource Management Planning Program, a voluntary approach to agricultural certainty, is taking shape.

Use this online atlas to learn about Virginia's rare butterflies, dragonflies, skippers, damselflies and moths. It's a joint project between DCR and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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