Mending Moore’s Creek

  Moore’s Creek State Forest straddles a 2,300-acre expanse of rugged and scenic mountains in the Allegheny Highlands of Rockbridge County, Virginia. The forest was established in 2012 in part as a result of then-Governor Tim Kaine’s endeavor to place 400,000 acres of the Commonwealth into permanent conservation. Establishing the forest achieved a long-term goal […]

Bobby Whitescarver Named Chesapeake Champion

(Watch Bobby Whitescarver’s inspiring, and entertaining, acceptance speech. Shot in HD, so be sure to select.) Hats off to our partner and stalwart board member, Bobby Whitescarver, for being honored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the Watershed Champion of the Year for 2016. Bobby accepted the award at the Alliance’s 45th anniversary […]

ID this bird?

Our executive director, Bill Howard, photographed this specimen outside our office in Berryville, Virginia as flew from a crepe myrtle and landed nearby. Leucistic or albino, grackle, grosbeak, or blackbird? The jury is still out. Can you identify it?      

3rd Annual Benefit Sporting Clay Shoot

The Downstream Project will be holding its 3rd Annual Benefit Sporting Clay Shoot to help raise funds for our support of conservation communications in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.   Westerly Shooting Grounds <–Click for Directions Aldie, Virginia Coffee and Donuts starting at 10:00 am Shoot commences 10:30 am Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Prizes, luncheon, and refreshments $1,000 […]

Arcadia Arrives in Bermuda

Final dispatches 0100 on watch Making 7.5 knots partly cloudy, moonlit night. Search light off Bermuda clearly visible. Running lights from three boats converging on north end of the island and the finish line. Satellite email reports show a very competitive finish. Integrity and Gallant appear to have finished at about 0400. Must have been exciting. […]