Fund to Support Plant NOVA Natives Campaign

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission announce the launch of the Plant NOVA Natives fund.

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission operates a campaign knows as Plant NOVA Natives that addresses the loss and fragmentation of native plant cover.  The Plant NOVA Natives Fund, housed at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, is solely dedicated to supporting this campaign. The loss of native plant cover combined with the increased abundance of non-native, invasive plant species throughout the Northern Virginia has had a significant impact on the ecological integrity of the region.  As a result, water quality, air quality, wildlife habitat, and the historic natural character of the landscape have suffered.

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“We are thrilled to partner with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia to launch the Plant NOVA Natives Fund,” stated Bob Lazaro, Executive Director at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.  “Our joint efforts to launch and support this Fund will help enforce our focus on educating the local community about acquiring and planting species native to Northern Virginia.”

To make a donation to the Plant NOVA Natives Fund please visit www.cfnova.org/PlantNOVANatives.     

About the Northern Virginia Regional Commission

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission is a coalition of 14 cities, towns and counties which work together on regional issues including the environment and land use, human services, legislative analysis and emergency planning. For more information about NVRC, visit www.novaregion.org.

About the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia grows philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region.  Comprised of donor advised funds, permanent funds, giving circles, and other charitable endowments, the Community Foundation connects donors to community, and helps meet community needs with community resources.

In 2016 the Community Foundation awarded more than $4.6 million in grants and scholarships and reported $37 million in managed philanthropic assets.

For more information please visit us at www.cfnova.org, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CommunityFoundationforNOVA/ and on Twitter @CFNova.