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Virginia Ospreys

About Us

The Virginia Osprey Foundation based in Colonial Beach, VA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, protection, and stewardship of the majestic Osprey species and their fragile habitats throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission is to foster a sustainable environment where Ospreys thrive, inspiring a harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife.


Through innovative educational initiatives, and community engagement, the Virginia Osprey Foundation aims to raise awareness about the vital role Ospreys play in our ecosystem. We strive to empower individuals and organizations to take an active role in preserving these magnificent birds and their unique habitats for generations to come.


Our core values include:

1. Conservation: We are committed to preserving and restoring Osprey populations and their natural habitats by advocating for environmentally responsible practices and conservation efforts.

2. Education: We believe that knowledge is the key to fostering a deep appreciation and respect for Ospreys and the importance of preserving their habitats. Through educational programs, workshops, and outreach activities, we aim to empower communities to become ambassadors for Osprey conservation.

3. Collaboration: We recognize the strength of collaborative efforts and actively engage with government agencies, conservation organizations, local communities, and passionate individuals to achieve our mission collectively.

4. Sustainability: In all our endeavors, we strive to promote sustainable practices that safeguard not only Ospreys but also the broader ecosystem, ensuring a balanced and resilient environment for future generations.

The Virginia Osprey Foundation is driven by a shared passion for preserving nature’s wonders and a vision of a world where Ospreys continue to soar high and inspire awe, fostering a harmonious and sustainable coexistence between humans and wildlife.  Together, we can secure the future of Ospreys in Virginia and leave a lasting legacy of environmental stewardship for generations to come.

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