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Environmental Groups in Virginia

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Virginia Conservation Network
804.644.0283
Mission: Committed to building a powerful, diverse, and highly-coordinated conservation movement focused on protecting our Commonwealth’s natural resources.

Environmental Groups in North Virginia

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Climate Reality Campus Corps: Northern Virginia Community College Chapter
Alexandria
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club – Mount Vernon Group
Alexandria
703-438-6246
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Izaak Walton League of America – Prince William Chapter
Brentsville
703-368-6562
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other national resources of the United States and other lands, to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Izaak Walton League of America – Warren County Chapter
Browntown
540-635-6721
Mission: To strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of land and its resources;
To know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space;
To the preservation of the heritage and to man’s sharing in it.

Izaak Walton League of America – Arlington-Fairfax Chapter
Centreville
703-606-4979
Mission: To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources,
including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Izaak Walton League of America – Arlington-Fairfax Juniors Chapter
Centreville
703-606-4979
Mission:To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources,
including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

The Climate Reality Project: Northern Virginia Chapter
Fairfax
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Climate Reality Campus Corps: George Mason University Chapter
Fairfax
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Sierra Club -Rappahannock Group
Fredericksburg
Mission: Exploring, Enjoying and Protecting our environmental resources.

Izaak Walton League of America – Loudoun County Chapter
Leesburg
703-395-5190
Mission: To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Sierra Club – Great Falls Group
Oakton
703-506-4310
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Izaak Walton League of America – Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter
Spotsylvania
540-972-1806
Mission: The Chapter, known locally as the Fred-Rapp Chapter of the IWLA, Inc., serves central Virginia in the fight to protect our country’s natural heritage and improving outdoor activities for all Americans.

Izaak Walton League of America – Winchester Chapter
Winchester
540-664-6819
Mission: To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Environmental Groups in Southeast Virginia

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Izaak Walton League of America – Norfolk-Chesapeake Chapter
Chesapeake
757-485-3807
Mission: Our main mission is conservation and protection of land, water and air. 

Sierra Club – York River Group
Hampton
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth
Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources
Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment
Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives

Sierra Club – Chesapeake Bay Group
Norfolk
757-578-2066
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth
Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources
Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment
Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Virginia Conservation Network
Richmond
804-644-0283
Mission: Founded as the Conservation Council of Virginia in 1969, Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) began as a roundtable of major conservation groups and has grown to include over 100 Network Partners across the Commonwealth (click here to see a full list of Network Partners). VCN is committed to building a powerful, diverse, and highly-coordinated conservation movement focused on protecting our Commonwealth’s natural resources.
VCN is a facilitator of strategic action, a resource for Network Partners statewide, and a constant conservation presence in Virginia’s Capitol. Playing a unique role in Virginia’s conservation community, VCN helps the community speak with one coordinated voice. The organization and its staff focus on strengthening the conservation community as a whole and winning environmental victories that benefit all Virginians.

Sierra Club – Virginia Chapter
Richmond
804-225-9113
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth;
To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources;
To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club – Falls of the James Group
Richmond
Mission: We are working to preserve and restore our environment through Education, Conservation, and Recreation. Our Strategic Goals are Urban Sustainability, Global Warming Mitigation, Green Solutions, Greenways/Blueways and Parks Protection. We rely on volunteer and member involvement!

Virginia League of Conservation Voters
Richmond
804-225-1902
Mission: To preserve and enhance the quality of life of all Virginians by making conservation a top priority with Virginia’s elected officials, political candidates, and voters.

James Riverkeeper
Richmond
804-788-8811
Mission: The mission of the James River Association is to be a guardian of the James River. We provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.

Izaak Walton League of America – Suffolk-Nansemond Chapter
Suffolk
757-292-3705
Mission: Non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, maintenance and protection of the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the city of Suffolk, VA and surrounding areas; and to promoting means and opportunities for educating the public about their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Environmental Groups in Southwest Virginia

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Izaak Walton League of America – Lynchburg Chapter
Amherst
434-821-4175
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water, and other national resources of the United States and other lands, to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Sierra Club – Piedmont Group
Charlottesville
434-973-0373
Mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth

The Nature Conservancy in Virginia
Charlottesville
434-295-6106
Mission: From the Clinch Valley to the Allegheny Highlands; across the Piedmont to the pine savannas of the Tidewater; throughout the Chesapeake Bay and beyond, we’re working to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

The Climate Reality Project: Central and Southern Virginia Chapter
Charlottesville
Mission: Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

Izaak Walton League of America – Christiansburg-Montgomery Chapter
Christiansburg
301-448-6753
Mission: The Izaak Walton League helps to conserve, maintain, protect, and restore the soil, forest, water, and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Sierra Club – New River Valley
Christiansburg
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet

Izaak Walton League of America – Staunton-Augusta Chapter
Churchville
540-248-1901
Mission: Our goal is to ensure that America’s natural resource base is protected, managed and used to assure the quality of life in the long run. We accomplish this by emphasizing the hands-on role that individuals can play in habitat protection and restoration as well as through their local legislatures.

Izaak Walton League of America – Alleghany Chapter
Covington
540-962-4561
Mission: Our chapter is involved in all aspects of the outdoors. We stay in constant contact with local and state wildlife and fisheries agencies and work to provide effective input on regulations, law enforcement, game populations, seasons, and bag limits. 

Izaak Walton League of America – Rockingham-Harrisonburg Chapter
Harrisonburg
540-433-0508
Mission: To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands;
To promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization.

Sierra Club – Shenandoah Group
Harrisonburg
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Izaak Walton League of America – Claytor Lake Chapter
Pulaski
540-382-7063
Mission: Claytor Lake Chapter has striven to conserve, maintain, protect and restore the natural resources of the United States of America, Commonwealth of Virginia, with emphasis on the Claytor Lake area, State of Virginia, including particularly, but not exclusively, forest, soil, waters and wildlife.

Sierra Club – Roanoke Group
Roanoke
540-343-5080
Mission: Current priorities are Beyond Coal, Beyond oil, Beyond natural gas, Resilient Habitats (protect/restore native diversity and natural areas), and Protect our waterways.

Izaak Walton League of America – Roanoke Valley Chapter
Roanoke
540-774-9437
Mission: The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America has a mission to promote environmental stewardship, outdoor ethics, hunter education, and safety.

Sierra Club – Blue Ridge Group
Roseland
434-277-549
Mission: Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Environmental Groups in United States

1% for the Planet...A global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. More than $175 Million dollars given back to the environment.

314 Action- 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists who believe in science.  We are committed to electing more STEM candidates to office, advocating for evidence-based policy solutions to issues like climate change, and fighting the Trump administration's attacks on science.

350.org- 350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.

Association of Environmental Professionals...to be the interdisciplinary organization dedicated to developing the highest standards of ethics and proficiency in the environmental professions.

American Bird Conservancy...to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. Our commitment to bird conservation remains absolute, even while some other groups shift their mission to prioritize people over wildlife. We believe unequivocally that conserving birds and their habitats benefits all other species — including people.

American Farmland Trust...to save the land that sustains us by protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

Audubon ...to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

Center for Biological Diversity...At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Citizens Climate Lobby...Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Clean Water Action...To protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions, and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and to solve environmental and community problems.

Conservation International...Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.

Conservation Land Foundation..to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Earth Island Institute...Earth Island Institute has been a hub for grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which our civilization depends.

Earth Justice...Earthjustice was created by a small group of attorneys with a passionate belief that the power of the law could be used to preserve the environment.

Earth Watch Institute...To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

Earthworks... Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

Environment America...Through Environment America, you protect the places we love and promote core environmental values, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and clean energy to power our lives.

Environmental Defense Fund...to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Environmental Working Group...to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.

Forest Stewardship Council...to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

Friends of the Earth...fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world.

Great Old Broads for Wilderness ... is a national grassroots organization, led by women, that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands.

Green America... to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Green Latinos...a national non-profit organization that convenes a broad coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the United States.

Greenpeace ...Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace Fund... campaign on a variety of issues, centering on the following: Stop climate change, Defend our oceans, Protect ancient forest, Say no to genetic engineering, Eliminate toxic chemicals, End the nuclear age, Encourage sustainable trade and agriculture, Demand peace and disarmament.

Interfaith Power & Light - Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

International Rivers...protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

Izaak Walton League...To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

Land Trust Alliance...To save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America.

League of Conservation Voters...works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, as part of the Conservation Voter Movement along our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

National Geographic Society...The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration to further our understanding of our planet and empower us all to generate solutions for a more sustainable future.

National Parks Conservation Association... protecting and enhancing America's National Park System for present and future generations.

National Wildlife Federation ...We believe America’s experience with cherished landscapes and wildlife has helped define and shape our national character and identity for generations. Protecting these natural resources is a cause that has long united Americans from all walks of life and political stripes. To hunters, anglers, hikers, birders, wildlife watchers, boaters, climbers, campers, cyclists, gardeners, farmers, forest stewards, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this conservation ethic represents a sacred duty and obligation to protect and build upon our conservation heritage for the sake of wildlife, ourselves, our neighbors, and—most of all—for future generations.

Natural Resource Defense Council...NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Ocean Conservancy... Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Polar Bears International...to conserve polar bears and the sea ice they depend on. Through media, science, and advocacy, we work to inspire people to care about the Arctic, the threats to its future, and the connection between this remote region and our global climate.

Rainforest Action Network... preserves forests, protects the climate and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.

Rocky Mountain Institute... (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Stand.Earth...believes that protecting our planet is everyone’s business. Because of our work, environmentally responsible businesses and governments will thrive. Natural systems will be protected, and the people and wildlife that depend on them will prosper. Markets will be more transparent and ethical.

The Climate Reality Project...To catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.

The Nature Conservancy...to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

UN Environment Programme...to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance...strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development...to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

World Watch Institute...Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

World Wildlife Fund...to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.