Monday, April 25, 2022

It's all about water: Land uses can protect the Occoquan Reservoir.

Fairfax county acted early to protect the Occoquan Reservoir, our drinking water, by preserving 5,000 acres of parkland adjacent to the reservoir and down-zoning 41,000 acres.

"Streams in the down-zoned area are amongst the most pristine in the county. So it is a protection strategy" Greg Prelewicz explained during a program we hosted with Fairfax Water last year. | Watch the full presentation

Friday, April 22, 2022

Strong community support for conservation easement at Dove's Landing

Update 1/19/24: 2024 is starting with a win for conservation! On January 16th, the Board of County Supervisors unanimously authorized the conveyance of a Conservation Easement to Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Across Dove's Landing. In a time when we're seeing our natural areas dwindle, this parcel will be protected in perpetuity for the delight of all residents and future generations.

In 2007, our founding Executive Director, Kim Hosen, recognized the importance of Dove's Landing as a haven for residents to connect with nature. This has been a long journey in our conservation effort - good reminder that our work takes persistence... sometimes for over a decade.

Prince William Conservation Alliance Hosts “People Who Make a Difference” Awards Ceremony

Honoring Community Champions Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano, Judy Gallagher, Joyce Hudson, and Julie Flanagan June 24, 2024 – Prince William...