If you want to save the Rural Crescent and ensure a high-quality development area too, tonight’s Conservation Forum is the place to be.

The Rural Crescent has been threatened since it was first adopted in 1998. With development nibbling at the edges, some have said it is more like a Rural Croissant that will disappear one bite at a time.

Properties slated for development, such as Bristow Village and South Market, intrude into the boundaries of the Rural Crescent, serving as ‘set up’ parcels for sewer lines and higher densities.

But the most significant threat to the Rural Crescent may be that Prince William County offers no choices for landowners other than to sell to developers.

Although Virginia has one of the best private land conservation tax incentives in the Nation, County government does not make this information available to landowners and rarely considers conservation opportunities in land use process.

During the past four years, Virginia conserved 400,000 acres of land. To the best of our knowledge, only 302 of these acres were in Prince William County, contributed by the conservation of Merrimac Farm, which protects our public drinking water supply and provides local residents with a high quality site for hunting, fishing and wildlife watching.

This is a unique opportunity to learn how Prince William can begin to take advantage of conservation incentives to protect our rapidly vanishing natural areas. We hope you can make time in you busy schedule to join us this evening, 7:00 pm at McCoart.

6 Thoughts to “Bipartisan Event Promotes Land Conservation Tonight!”

  1. Is this the meeting where poor Mike May got trashed for being a speaker? What a shame. Good for Mike May for agreeing to participate. I would hope to see all our supervisors in the audience tonight.

  2. If I were not working tonight, I would be there for sure!

  3. Elena

    I will be there, I hope to see a packed house!

  4. Moon-howler

    I am doing an sol prep tonight or I would be there.

    I am told that people on the dark screen are expressing their environmental concerns over chicken doo. I think I agree with Greg. Chicken doo is nasty regardless of where it is.

    Wouldn’t you know it would take something like chicken doo for us to find common ground.

  5. Lafayette

    I was planning to be there tonight. This is an ever important issue, especially in our county. I look forward to a “report” on the meeting.

    Moon, there’s ALWAYS a little common ground.

    1. –Just strange it has to be over chicken doo.

      On a serious note, I thought that the chickens were for larger multiple acre lots, not R4 zoning.

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