The OVA is an Civic society founded to interest residents and visitors in the history, geography, natural history and architecture of this area of Devon.

The OVA covers the area of East Devon from Newton Poppleford and Harpford to Budleigh Salterton following the River Otter down to the sea.

We organise talks, guided walks and other e vents, publish a quarterly news-letter and work with local councils and other environmental organisations. Also we enourage high standards of planning and architecture. The current membership exceeds 1,100 members.