Outdoors & Sports
Leesylvania State Park
Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.
Leesylvania State Park
Leesylvania State Park offers an impressive boat launch facility with access to the Potomac River. The park is a registered "Virginia Clean Marina", which promotes the voluntary adoption of measures that prevent or reduce pollution from traditional and non-traditional marinas, boatyards and recreational boats.
Leesylvania is also home to six miles of hiking trails. Best known as the ancestral home of the famous Lee family, Leesylvania State Park offers history buffs an opportunity to explore the historic plantation ruins where Harry “Light Horse” Lee and his son, Gen. Robert E. Lee once lived.
Virginia State Parks, with the cooperation of partners and customers, is a leader in: providing tangible and lasting improvements to the quality of Virginia's resource lands and waters; serving as a trusted steward of the outdoor recreational and natural resources placed under its care; promoting the conservation and enjoyment of Virginia's diverse and unique environment and rich cultural legacy for future generations; protecting public safety through regulatory programs and conservation law enforcement; and recognizing the value of its dedicated and committed workforce.
Leesylvania's mission is to protect and enhance wildlife habitats and to educate the public to raise awareness on reducing environmental impacts on the natural environment.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service products.Reduce solid waste. Use water efficiently.Conserve energy.Offer a green events package
| - Glass bottles |
| - Cardboard |
| - Plastic bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Steel cans |
| - Newspapers |
| - Office paper |
| - Printer/copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Fluorescent lamps (may be required by law) |
| - Batteries (may be required by law for NiCad and Lead-Acid) |
| - Please identify your recycling vendor(s) or service (the company and/or local government that collects your recyclables) (required for Virginia Green): _____ Oil recycling to VDOT; batteries recycled to Cars Interstate Co.|
| - Include the availability of "green meetings / conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally - Responsible Conferences and Events) |
| - Other activity: Will provide the standard green amenities - ie. Recyclng and pickup in and around the event area.|
For more information on Leesylvania State Park, see
or contact Nancy S. Heltman at Nancy.Heltman@dcr.virginia.gov or (804)786-5057.
For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.
Virginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.