Who we are
Our story begins in 1978 with a group of concerned citizens determined to combat the litter in their community. Today we are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization comprised of devoted employees and a volunteer board of directors dedicated to environmental education and stewardship.
We teach environmental educational programming within our school systems and participate in community outreach events. Our programs center around four key areas: recycling, litter prevention, stormwater protection, and stewardship. The CVC also provides supplies for community cleanups as well as hosting and participating in various events throughout the year.
The CVC is committed to helping our community members retain the beauty of our natural world. Each member of our organization, from our board members advancing our mission to the volunteers monitoring and cleaning up local waterways, is driven to preserve our natural space. We serve the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem, Vinton, Botetourt County, and Rockbridge County.
Over the last 40 years, we have brought together some of the area’s brightest minds to address environmental challenges and build support for addressing them. We foster collaboration between municipal agencies on issues ranging from stormwater pollution, renewable energy and recycling challenges to protect shared natural resources.
Our vision for the future is to expand this model to other communities in Virginia. We are always looking for champions within municipal agencies, schools, or businesses to help build a more sustainable Virginia one region at a time. Are you that champion? If so, message us to learn more or, better yet, schedule a visit to your community.