Watch the Webinar Replay!

Watch the Webinar Replay!

Learn how to support biodiversity and think of our properties as ecosystems! Watch the recording of the VWL webinar, “From Milkweeds to Meadowlarks: How Private Land Stewards can Lead the Way in Biodiversity Conservation.” Watch the Recording Here!

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Join our Intern Team!

Join our Intern Team!

VWL has 3 new internship opportunities! Application deadlines are fast approaching! Apply now to join us in 2022. Learn More & Apply Here

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Become a VWL Citizen Scientist!

Become a VWL Citizen Scientist!

The application for volunteering with us for the 2022 survey season is now open! Deadline to apply is December 24, 2021. Learn More & Apply Here

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VWL Covid-19 Update

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings until further notice. As a result, all Virginia Working Landscapes in-person events will be canceled or postponed until further notice.

We will be in touch with updates regarding these events as new information becomes available. Please check for status updates on our website at or follow the Smithsonian on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for immediate updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


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