Delivery of Year 1 of Next Generation Outreach began in Mecklenburg County, Virginia schools on January 8, 2019 and continued in schools throughout the region until the semester ended in May. The 90-minute programs, complete with quality taxidermy that included full-sized animals: black bear, white tailed buck, beaver, coyote, red fox, owl, river otter, and turkey, along

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May 22, 2020, was the date scheduled for our annual event, but due to COVID 19 restrictions, the event was postponed. No date has been selected for the next American Heroes Day at this time. Please monitor our website for future announcements. Veterans and active military who want to participate are encouraged to email us

Mike Roberts, naturalist and educator, says that a sign of a healthy stream is finding freshwater mussel shells on the riverbank. Recently he found shells on the banks of the scenic Banister River where it flows through the Town of Halifax Virginia. Mike talks about the “critter” that likely ate the freshwater mussels and left

American Heroes Day 2019

Our annual veterans appreciation event for 2019 took place on August 23, 2019. The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation hosted American Heroes Day to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country. This is the foundation’s way to say thank you and provide veterans with a day of outdoor fun and camaraderie. Activities

Climb Every Mountain

I tried mountain climbing. Once. Never again. Several years ago, my sister-in-law Linda, and I drove to Bangor, Maine, to visit my daughter. We took a leisurely route stopping over along the way to spend the night with friends. We arrived in Maine a day later, exhausted from the long hours of sitting, but ready

American Heroes Day 2019

Our annual Veterans Appreciation Day has been scheduled! The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation is proud to host this event to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country. This is our way to say thank you and provide veterans with a day of outdoor fun and camaraderie. This year’s event is scheduled