Blue Ridge Center
for environmental stewardship
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Reading the Land-An Ecological History of BRCES

  • November 18, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Meet at the Education Center at 10:00am (16)
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  • Reading the Land-An Ecological History of BRCES. This hike is free, however registration is required and limited to 16 people.

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Reading the Land – Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. Have you ever wondered what Loudoun County looked like a hundred years ago? Today the 900 acre Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) is comprised mostly of meadows in the valley and heavily forested mountain slopes but it hasn’t always looked that way. Join Emily Southgate at the Blue Ridge Center on a (free) walk to discover humankind’s impact on the land. People have lived and used the land there for centuries and have had a tremendous impact on it. Dr. Southgate, an historical ecologist, will describe how you can use old maps, aerial photographs, and plants to study the impact on the land and ecology and how it came to be the way it is today.

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Registration required, with only 16 spots available.


Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

11661 Harpers Ferry Rd.

Purcellville, VA  20132



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