Join Us at C. F. Phelps WMA For Clean the Bay Day June 4!

Want bigger deer? More turkeys? You're going to need better habitat and one of the best ways to get that is to have a clean, healthy Chesapeake Bay. Each year in June thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. Many volunteer on June 3 but The Green Bow Foundation will host our event at C.F. Phelps WMA on June 4!

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29 years strong, Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginian tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to local waterways. This short, three-hour annual event has a massive cumulative impact. Since 1989, Clean the Bay Day has engaged over 146,000 volunteers, who have removed approximately 6.4 million pounds of debris from nearly 6,900 miles of shoreline in Virginia!

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Conservation Classes at the Fairgrounds!

 
The Green Bow Foundation teaches conservation classes every second Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Fauquier Fairgrounds in Warrenton, Va. April's class focused on forestry and trees roles in nature. We were honored to be joined by Virginia Department of Forestry Senior Area Forester Joe Rosetti from the Warrenton office. Led by our education coordinator, Heather Reisenweber, students from as far away as Alexandria, Va., learned through hands-on exercises how to identify trees, the tree's roles in supporting nature and how trees help humans. All of the students were able to take home oak or apple tree saplings to plant at home. The trees were donated by the Virginia Department of Forestry's Woodstock, Va., office for the class. For more information about joining us for our next class visit our conservation education schedule.

Cabela’s Outreach

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS FOR A GREAT WEEKEND AT CABELAS!
Incredibly proud and honored to work with a great crew of youth and parent volunteers this weekend at our Cabelas outreach event. Our conservation future is bright. A few volunteers didn't make it into these photos, but everyone who helped was equally important and appreciated!

Youth Outreach Chris Yung Elementary School

Nate Reisenweber and his brother, Sam Reisenweber, represented The Green Bow Foundation at the Chris Yung Elementary School's Family Health and Wellness night on March 9. They spoke to parents and children about the organization and had lots of positive feedback from people in Bristow who are looking for archery and outdoor opportunities. They were able to reach an audience who had never heard of Green Bow before. The boys did a great job talking to people about their own experiences with the organization. We're very fortunate and proud to have these great students and their parents, Keith and Heather Reisenweber, who enable them as ambassadors for youth conservation, archery and stewardship.Nate and Sam

Congratulations 2016 Awardees

(Left to right)  Danny Towe Award for Mentorship - Uwe Jacobs Kyle MacGowan Award for Ethics - Jordyn Gross Kalle Polk Award for Conservation - Kourtney Tate Founder - Jay Pinsky Guest Speaker - Caleb Lewis Plaster Hicks Award for Partnerships - VDGIF Conservation Officer Eric Plaster                                        VDGIF Conservation Officer Steve Hicks (Not Pictured)

(Left to right)
Danny Towe Award for Mentorship - Uwe Jacobs
Kyle MacGowan Award for Ethics - Jordyn Gross
Kalle Polk Award for Conservation - Kourtney Tate
Founder - Jay Pinsky
Guest Speaker - Caleb Lewis
Plaster Hicks Award for Partnerships - VDGIF Conservation Officer Eric Plaster
VDGIF Conservation Officer Steve Hicks (Not Pictured)