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Date: August 01, 2005

Virginia Land Conservation grant workshop Aug. 19

RICHMOND - A workshop on the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation grant process will be held in Charlottesville, Friday, Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Land trusts, nonprofit conservation organizations, local governments and other public bodies are eligible for the conservation grants. The foundation currently has $10 million in matching grant funds available. Grant applications are being accepted until Sept. 20, 2005.

Virginia Land Conservation Foundation grants are used to acquire and protect special lands in the following categories: open space and parks, historic areas, farm and forestry and natural areas.

The workshop will be held in the training room at the Virginia Department of Forestry Central Office, 900 Natural Resources Drive in Charlottesville. There is no fee but space is limited. Attendees are asked to register by Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005.

To respond, or for more information, contact Sarah Richardson, Land Conservation Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, (804) 225-2048 or For more VLCF information go to

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