Virginia Conservation Network
701 E Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
|Primary Contact||Mary Rafferty|
|Executive Director||Mary Rafferty|
|Primary Focus Area||Environment|
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.
|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.