Member Directory

Virginia Conservation Network

Address 701 E Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone (804) 614-7670
Website https://vcnva.org/
Primary Contact Mary Rafferty
Primary Email mary@vcnva.org
Executive Director Mary Rafferty
Primary Focus Area Environment
Service Areas
  • Statewide

Mission Statement

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 150 Network Partners across the Commonwealth. 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.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:Our Common Agenda
Description:VCN works with our 150+ Network Partners to write a shared policy agenda that protects VA’s natural resources and educates the public and advocates on behalf of that Common Agenda.

The Common Agenda is published annually as Virginia's Environmental Briefing Book. It is the road map for state-based policy solutions to start to address environmental problems facing our Commonwealth. A collection of policy papers written by, vetted through, and voted on by our 150 Network Partners, this book is an educational tool for policy makers and conservation advocates.