The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust has acquired more property in Crow’s Nest Harbour in Stafford County.

The trust announced that it has added two more lots and 4 acres from the unbuilt-subdivision planned in the 1970s to its holdings near the Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve.

Along with nearly 6,000 acres in Northern Virginia, the nonprofit holds 104 conservation easements, including four in Stafford County and Fredericksburg.

“NVCT is steadfast in its commitment to add additional land to the commonwealth’s Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve,” said NVCT Executive Director Peggy Stevens. “That goal is in keeping with Stafford County’s planning process.”

The trust used a special fund to buy the property. It now holds six lots in Crow’s Nest Harbour.

The trust also preserves the adjacent 70-acre Potomac Creek Heronry, one of the largest great blue heron nesting sites in the Chesapeake area.

“All of a sudden, the time was right,” Stevens said of the latest acquisition. “Thanks to the forethought and fundraising efforts of the original Trust for Crow’s Nest, we were able to move swiftly and purchase the two properties.

“We are very appreciative of this opportunity to save more of this priceless area for the benefit of the people of Stafford County and the commonwealth.”

Scott Shenk: 540/374-5436


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