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Historic progress made in fight to save Crow’s Nest

06/17/2008

George Schwartz, Paul Milde, Mark Dudenhefer and Anthony Romanello sign the deed forever saving 1770 acres of The Crow's Nest

George Schwartz, Paul Milde, Mark Dudenhefer and Anthony Romanello sign the deed forever saving 1770 acres of The Crow’s Nest.

On December 20th 2007, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors authorized the County Administrator to enter into a contract to purchase 1770 acres of the most sensitive land of the Crow’s Nest and an option to purchase agreement for another 1100 acres. (Click here to see a map). On April 18th, 2008 history was made when Stafford County and Virginia became joint owners of the eastern most 1770 acres of The Crow’s Nest and a protective conservation easement was placed over that area forever. On May 1st Governor Kaine literally landed on the edge of The Crow’s Nest for the official celebration. Now the focus has shifted to obtaining federal and state funding so that we can exercise our option to purchase the next 1110 acres. Congressman Rob Wittman, State Senator Richard Stuart and Delegate William Howell have all committed their support. For now the entire 4000 acre peninsula has been given a reprieve from development thanks to the option to purchase and the subdivision agreement on the final 850 acres referred to as Crow’s Nest Harbor, but the fight is far from over.

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