This page highlights the work of some of the organizations the Agua Fund supports.
The Alleghany-Blue Ridge Alliance is a coalition of conservation organizations dedicated to promoting and protecting the environmental integrity of the Allegheny-Blue Ridge region, which encompasses the Central Appalachian Highlands area of Virginia and West Virginia.
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley works to ensure the Valley’s rural character, scenic beauty, clean water and vibrant communities are protected by providing accurate and timely information to community members and decision makers. Together, we can preserve what is important to community members and grow in ways that are sensitive to the extraordinary natural and cultural resources that distinguish our region.
The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) was established in 1972 to protect the rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty of Virginia’s Piedmont region. PEC helps localities make sound land-use decisions to create vibrant communities, promote sustainable agriculture, protect clean air and water, encourage energy efficiency, and preserve historic resources.
The Potomac Conservancy protects the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Potomac River and its tributaries. The Conservancy focuses on protecting water quality. Our tools include public policy and land protection and restoration focused in the headwaters region. The Conservancy also works to preserve the Potomac's landscapes and enhance river-based recreation opportunities.
Wild Virginia informs citizens about threats and opportunities for the George Washington National Forest. We organize the public to protect the forest and, thereby, drinking water, habitat for rare species and natural communities, and a place for citizens to enjoy one of the last large wild forests remaining in eastern North America.
Potomac Riverkeeper's mission is to restore clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and tributaries through enforcement and community engagement. The Shenandoah Riverkeeper patrols the water, educates the community, and advocates for a healthier river.
SVN works to maintain healthy rural landscapes and communities, protect and restore natural resources, and strengthen our region’s agricultural economy. We support local citizens’ groups from Frederick to Augusta County and promote good land use and transportation plans, compatible economic development, and effective land protection. SVN is a project of the Piedmont Environmental Council.
The Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) combines the voices of citizens groups and organizations across Virginia to conserve our natural resources. VCN affiliate members include watershed groups, land trusts, sporting and birding clubs, garden clubs, rail and cycling organizations, clean energy advocates, and historic preservation groups. VCN reaches out through events including the Virginia Environmental Assembly and Conservation Lobby Day.+ www.vcnva.org
VAULT support Virginia’s diverse conservation community to magnify and amplify land conservation efforts and achieve widespread protection of the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and scenic resources, ensuring their long term benefits for all Virginians.
The Education Fund helps citizens and organizations concerned with conservation and Virginia's environment to more effectively participate in their government.
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) uses the power of the law to protect the environment and health of the Southeast. SELC shapes, implements, and enforces laws and policies that determine the quality of the air, water, and the landscapes and communities around us. (Photo by Lynda Richardson)