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Virginia Osprey Foundation

Slideshow photos courtesy of Bob Lennox

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Virginia osprey festival

Mission Statement
The Virginia Osprey Foundation is dedicated to the protection of Osprey and their habitats in Virginia.  Through science, education, advocacy and community engagement, our mission is to foster a sustainable environment where Osprey thrive.

The Virginia Osprey Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating the osprey’s annual return to Colonial Beach, birdwatching and the area's abundant natural resources.

The International Osprey Foundation

From Joanie Millward, President of the Virginia Osprey Foundation.  Please consider becoming a member of The International Osprey Foundation. They are an amazing organization and have been an amazing partner.

Latest News!

CLICK HERE to view past events in the community!

Robin Didlake is excited to offer the following Professional Learning Opportunities this summer for both teachers and community members.  They ALL qualify for recertification points.  Depending on your school district and current teaching position you may also qualify for a stipend for some of these sessions.  Please direct your questions about stipends to Robin Didlake.  


To sign up complete the FOR Summer 2024 PL Form 

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The 6th Annual Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach is now in the books!  We had a wonderful day, even with the wind.  On behalf of the Virginia Osprey Foundation, I want to thank our sponsors, advertisers, vendors, exhibitors,

speakers, and last but not least, seventy plus volunteers that came out to ensure the festival ran smoothly and efficiently.  

Joanie Millward,

Executive Director, The Virginia Osprey Foundation

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Virginia Ospreys

The Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach would like to express its appreciation to the Potomac River Fisheries Commission and its Executive Director, Martin Gary, for their support and use of its facilities to the festival over the years.  Please visit their website and become familiar with this valuable organization located within the Town of Colonial Beach.

Thank You to Our 2024 Festival Sponsors!

Click Here to Learn More About Our Sponsors

Thank You to Our 2025 Festival Sponsor!

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