The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation works to conserve, protect, enhance and advocate wise use of the commonwealth’s unique natural, historical, recreational, scenic and cultural resources. Citizens’ livelihood, quality of life and future depend on how wisely we manage our natural resources. That’s why DCR strives to give individuals, businesses, communities and all levels of government tools and the information needed to make wise decisions in conserving natural and recreational resources. The agency does so through planning, funding, education and, in a few cases, regulation. DCR’s work falls into several broad categories ranging from protecting rare plants, animals and natural communities to ensuring the smart use of soil and water resources. Perhaps most visibly, the agency manages, protects and provides access to numerous state parks throughout the commonwealth. About 9 million visitors a year enjoy breathtaking beauty and modern facilities in Virginia’s award-winning state parks.
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219