The GCA actively supports environmental education through numerous scholarships to local students for summer camps focusing on watershed health, environmental protection and preservaton of historical and unique ecological properties within the watershed. For 2019 we have provided the following scholarships:
John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District
Virginia Tech’s Youth Conservation Camp, 2 Scholarships.
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy
Watershed Workshop – 1 Scholarship.
Journey Through Hallowed Ground History Camp
Young Scientists Scholarship
50th Anniversary – 2020 Conservation Awareness Fall Festival
Next year, 2020, will be the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Goose Creek as a state “Scenic River”. It will also be the 50th anniversary of our organization. We are in the process of producing a short film documentary about the history and importance of the Goose Creek watershed and local impacts on our environment. We plan to organize and host numerous community events to highlight these topics. We are also planning a fall family festival that will commemorate the 50-year anniversary and will include a variety of environmental activities and presentations by various local environmental groups and state officials.