Our Mission

The mission of the Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation is to restore the American chestnut tree to Virginia’s woodlands to benefit our environment, our wildlife, and our society.

Become a Sustaining Donor

Become a sustaining donor by putting us in your will, estate plans, or donating land for a breeding orchard. Without people like you, The American Chestnut Foundation wouldn’t exist as it does today.

Join Our Team

We are looking for eager volunteers to help in the work of restoring the once-mighty American chestnut to Virginia’s forests.  We have many needs and lots of opportunities for people with diverse skills.  For more information, and to indicate your areas of interest, go to https://www.acf.org/va/volunteering-opportunities/.


Latest News

Central VA Restoration Branch Participates in Riverfest

The Central Virginia Restoration Branch of the Virginia Chapter participated in Riverfest on Saturday, April 29. Riverfest is an annual event in Waynesboro, VA, which hosts many environmental and government agencies.      

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Many Activities Planned in Central Virginia

Volunteer Speakers Sought The Central Virginia Restoration Branch is asking for help in spreading information about our program. A group of speakers is being formed in the Central Virginia area to speak to civic, environmental groups, schools, etc. Volunteers for this activity will be provided with a PowerPoint presentation and a “Learning Box.” This is […]

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Upcoming Events


Annual Membership and Board Meeting September 30

The Virginia Chapter will hold its annual membership and board meetings on September 30.  The location is yet to be determined.  Plan to attend, and save the date!


8th Annual Chestnut Restoration Celebration in Meadowview, VA

The Southwest Virginia Restoration Branch will hold its 8th Annual Chestnut Restoration Celebration on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00-5:00PM at the Glenn C. Price Research Laboratory. “The Celebration provides a rare opportunity to see the expansion of resources at the Research Farm where blight […]