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Virginia Osprey Foundation

Virginia Osprey Festival, Save the Date!  April 13, 2024

Slideshow photos courtesy of Bob Lennox

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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.


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.

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Silver Sponsor the Riverview Inn
Preferred Hotel for the Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach

One step inside the historic Riverview Inn and visitors will feel at home. The original hotel was built in the 1950s and has since been transformed into a modern getaway that still preserves its classic charm. Our retro venue is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay and adds excitement to the regular hotel experience by giving each room a unique theme. Our location is perfect for exploring and guests can enjoy the laid-back Colonial Beach events calendar and dive into the rich history of the area. No matter your purpose for traveling, Riverview Inn is the perfect Potomac-side spot to kick back and take time for yourself.

Location: 24 Hawthorne St, Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Phone: (804) 224-4200
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Ground Zero for Ospreys
Around 20,000 ospreys are attracted to Chesapeake Bay annually, making it the world's most important nesting grounds for the species. But researchers believe that the decline of one little fish might play a significant part in the decreasing breeding success in recent years.
Read Article Here

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