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2024 Spring Guided Hikes: Brown & Williamson Conservation Area – Sold Out!

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$5 – $15
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Guided Hike: Brown & Williamson Conservation Area – REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED-EVENT SOLD OUT!

Friday, February 16, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm

On Friday, February 16, venture with us to the Brown & Williamson Conservation Area to learn about the natural landscape and the conservation easement that protects it through a guided hike led by Chesterfield County Naturalist, Mark Battista, and CRLC Land Stewardship Manager, Ashley Moulton.


The 262-acre Brown and Williamson Conservation Area in Chesterfield County provides prime foraging habitat for bald eagles and contains a 20-acre lake which provides critical habitat for migratory waterfowl. The landscape is a mixture of mature upland forest, steep slopes, slow-flowing stream bottom land, and stable bluffs overlooking the James River.


The hike will consist of an approximately 2 to 2 1/2 mile amble throughout the property. We’ll find evidence of how the land was used in recent history and explore a varied landscape including bluffs, examples of headward erosion, a vernal pool, seep, and a confined oak and heath community atop the bluff. And of course, we’ll be on the lookout for eagles!

There are no specific trails so participants must be comfortable on uneven terrain in flat and hilly woods. Participants should wear comfortable sturdy hiking shoes or boots, and bring water and a light snack if desired.

To ensure everyone’s safety, registration is limited to 15 attendees.

• A waiver along with directions to the parking location will be emailed to attendees upon registration.
• If more than one person is attending, please enter the number of attendees in the registration form and add names in the comments section below.
• Advance registration required.

• $5 Members (All 2923 donors to CRLC)
• $15 Non-Members
Become a member today by making an additional donation to CRLC at checkout!


Brown & Williamson Conservation Area
600 E Hundred Rd
Chester, VA 23836 United States
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