VES Land Trust is hiring!

The Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust (VES Land Trust) seeks a part-time Stewardship Manager to implement its stewardship program on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The position will require field work, mapping using ArcGIS, digital photography, detailed note taking and reporting, interpretive skills and a good understanding of natural systems, traditional land use, agriculture, conservation and land preservation practices. The Stewardship Manager will also work with the Executive Director to strategize and implement outreach programs, assist with the annual fundraiser, and complete administrative and office duties as needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required and a minimum of two years working experience in a related field is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Full job description, requirements, and how to apply here. Please apply by August 24, 2018. EOE.

Leaving a better world

As you cruise down Fleming Rd. outside the town of New Church, Va., you may notice the houses and fields fade to trees as you look east. Just past the church its steeple as tall as the pines nestled around it, beautiful mature woods take over casting dappled light along the road. Roll down your windows, and you’ll hear the birds calling to one another from the branches.

The woods surround farmland that once produced strawberries and was home to cattle. The Fleming family has owned the farm for 100 years.