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Ospreys in Virginia




The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF), was founded on Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, in 1981, it's founding principle, the protection and preservation of Ospreys worldwide. To that end, TIOF strives to educate the world community and offer research grants on raptor-related projects internationally. TIOF also recruits and coordinates teams of volunteers who build and maintain osprey nesting platforms and monitor osprey nests locally during breeding season. The information gathered provides research data to Osprey Watch, a central database for Osprey research. TIOF is committed to working with like-minded individuals, agencies and groups to achieve its goals.  Learn More.

Virginia DWR

The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are leading wildlife conservation and inspiring people to value the outdoors and their role in nature. Learn More.


The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources’ mission is to:


  • Conserve and manage wildlife populations and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations.

  • Connect people to Virginia’s outdoors through boating, education, fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and other wildlife-related activities.

  • Protect people and property by promoting safe outdoor experiences and managing human-wildlife conflicts.




Wawa is your all day, every day stop for fresh, built-to-order foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATMs, and Boundless Convenience™. A chain of more than 950 convenience retail stores (over 750 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Washington, D.C. The stores offer a large fresh food service selection, including Wawa brands such as built-to-order hoagies , freshly brewed coffee , hot breakfast sandwiches , built-to-order specialty beverages , and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks. Learn More.


King George Supercenter

Walmart Supercenter #5779

 16375 Merchant Ln, King George, VA 22485

Open · until 11pm


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petite taway

Deborah Newman is the owner of Petite Taway Inc, a web design and social media marketing company specializing in working with small businesses and nonprofits. Deborah designs custom websites for a host of organizations and businesses throughout the United States and abroad.  Deborah has been working within the Colonial Beach Community for over two years and so honored to be part of the creation of this website but also as a sponsor. She fell in love with this community's commitment to preserving their Osprey population through education and conservation efforts. LEARN MORE.

ERic Nelson

Eric Nelson is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Elite in Colonial Beach.  He is also the exclusive listing agent for the Dodson Development Group residential sales in Colonial Beach.  Eric enthusiastically supports local nonprofit organizations and has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, the Colonial Beach Community Foundation, WWER 88.1 the local radio station, the Colonial Beach Artists Guild, Downtown Colonial Beach and has served on the Planning Commission.  Eric is also an avid supporter of CB Greenspace and its efforts to conserve the natural environment in and around Colonial Beach, including the majestic ospreys. Eric is proud to be a sponsor of this important event committed to the preservation of the habitat that allows the migrating osprey to make Colonial Beach their temporary home every year.


Point of View

Point of View is a new, luxury guesthouse in Colonial Beach located on "The Point" offering expansive views of both the Potomac River and Monroe Bay. Wake to a colorful sunrise over the river and watch the sky explode in indescribable sunset hues from your deck. The beach is steps away and you are within walking/biking distance to restaurants, shops, marinas, and tiki-bars. We are an Airbnb "Committed to Clean" provider and we honor military rates. Come...fall in love with Colonial Beach! LEARN MORE.

Dodson Companies

Dodson Companies is a Richmond, Virginia based family of businesses dedicated to the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities throughout the mid-Atlantic. Dodson Companies incorporates Dodson Commercial, Dodson Development Group, and Short-Term Rentals. Learn more at



Your sponsorship will assist with many aspects of the festival including, speakers/programs, printing, the Trolley rental and much more.  All proceeds will support our osprey and wildlife fund.  Thank you for your support.


Checks should be made payable to Virginia Osprey Foundation, 405 Livingstone Street, Colonial Beach, VA  22443.  If you wish to pay by credit card please contact Joanie Millward, Festival Coordinator (540) 220-6387.

Please direct any inquiries to Joanie Millward, Festival Coordinator, (540) 220-6387 or

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