The Natural Beauty of Wintergreen

Wintergreen consists of over 11,000 acres within the George Washington National Forest, many of which are adjacent to the northern end of world-renowned Blue Ridge Parkway. The 3,600-plus individual residences and the four-season resort sit among some 6,000 acres of dedicated open space, including 1,400 acres which Wintergreen protected with a conservation easement.

From its start in 1975, Wintergreen has been recognized as working to create a unique community that works with the natural and unspoiled environment of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Rockfish Valley.

It's more that just talk. Wintergreen's dedication to conservation and preservation can be seen its enforcement of the covenants and restrictions as well as its community policies. The community's long and hard-fought battle in 2017 and 2018 against installing part of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline at its mountain community entryway is another example.

The Wintergreen community’s reputation for being environmentally responsible has been hard-earned.

In order to protect the health and natural beauty of Wintergreen's vegetation, topography, waterways and other natural features, anyone seeking to remove, reduce, cut, excavate, or make other major changes within any part of Wintergreen is required to first submit detailed plans for a formal review and approval

 See more details about this environmentally conscious community from Wintergreen Resort's  environmental statement here .

See more details about this environmentally conscious community from Wintergreen Resort's environmental statement here.

The Wintergreen community's reputation for being environmentally responsible has been hard-earned.  The Wintergreen Property Owners Association has imposed penalties by amounts as high as $50,000 on owners who have violated the formal restrictions.

The educational efforts of the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen have also been vital in directing the community's commitment to the environment. Working with state wildlife professionals, Wintergreen has been nationally recognized for its success as a Bear Smart community.

 Wintergreen is a Bear Smart community.  Learn more HERE

Wintergreen is a Bear Smart community. Learn more HERE

More powerful than any rule or organization, however, has been the thoughtful care thousands of individual property owners have given their Wintergreen properties over the decades.

Bear Photo: Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. Other photos: Addcontext.
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