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The Campbell County Heritage Festival Committee, in cooperation with the Campbell County Recreation Department, is proud to offer the seventh annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 1. This one-day event will be held at William Campbell High School, adjacent to Community Park in Naruna, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with children ages 10 and under admitted free of charge. All proceeds from the event will be applied to the development of Community Park.
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The Campbell County Public Library is planning to end this summer’s reading program by hosting a Comic Con on Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Rustburg Library.
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The July 27 meeting of the Campbell County Planning Commission has been canceled.
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This year the Virginia Executive Mansion, through the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), has selected the theme of “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities” toward decorating the annual holiday tree in Richmond. Each locality has been requested to submit one handmade ornament to present for viewing by visitors.
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The Campbell County Heritage Festival Committee, in cooperation with the Campbell County Recreation Department, is proud to offer the seventh annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 1. This one-day event will be held at William Campbell High School, adjacent to Community Park in Naruna, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, with children ages 10 and under admitted free of charge. All proceeds from the event will be applied to the development of Community Park.
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Two Campbell County Department of Public Safety staff members and a Campbell County Rescue Squad member were recipients of the 2015 Blue Ridge Emergency Medical Services’ (BREMS) Council Awards, which were presented on June 18, 2015, at the BREMS annual awards banquet. Training Capt. L. Frank Smith was presented with the Outstanding Pre-Hospital Educator Award, and Capt. Justin Kidd was recognized with the Outstanding Pre-Hospital Provider Award. Nathaniel Paxton, a Campbell County Rescue Squad volunteer, was the recipient of the 2015 Linda Boon Educational Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to EMS by a high school senior. This is the first BREMS award for each.
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The Campbell County Community Development Department is slated to install the initial phase of a new electronic permitting system, ViewPermit, beginning next week. Citizens are advised that due to these upgrades, no building permits will be issued from noon on Tuesday, June 30 to 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6. The office will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
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The air is hot and heavy with humidity at 7:30 in the morning. The car feels like an oven if we leave it parked in the sun for long. And more than a few minutes outside leaves us drenched in sweat. It’s summertime in Central Virginia, and high temperatures are once again becoming the norm.
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The Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department is offering discount tickets for theme parks and attractions again this year.
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Department of Forestry
(434) 332-9544
Email
P.O. Box 212
Rustburg VA 24588

Department of Forestry

The Campbell County division of the Virginia Department of Forestry assists private landowners in the protection and management of their forest resources.

The Forest Protection Program includes:

  • Fire prevention programs for schools and civic groups
  • Forest fire suppression training for volunteer fire departments and other organized fire fighting crews
  • Enforcement of forest fire laws
  • Forest fire suppression
  • Information and field visits for insect and disease problems in trees or forests

The Forest Management Program includes:

  • Examination of forest tracts and development of a forest management plan
  • A full range of reforestation services including tree seedling sales, coordination of planting crews, prescribed burning and cost share program administration
  • Examination of harvesting operations and information on marketing timber
  • Information on various practices and topics in forest management

Office hours are Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact Information

B.J. Butler

Forester

177 E. Monitor Street

P.O. Box 465

Amherst, VA 24521

 (434) 946-7955 (office)

(434) 906-3156 (cell)

(434) 946-0577 (fax)

 Jon A. Willoughby

Forest Technician Specialist

177 E. Monitor Street

P.O. Box 465

Amherst, VA 24521

(434) 946-7955 (office)

(540) 871-8569 (cell)

(434) 946-0577 (fax)

Helpful Documents

Outdoor Fire Laws Safe Debris Burning Services for Landowners Protect Your Pine Forest
Landowner Options for Forestland Conservation Become a Wildland Firefighter