VOF has recorded more new open-space easements in Southside than in any other region during the last several years, including one of our largest ever, on 7,312 acres in Halifax that protects more than 10 miles of shoreline along the headwaters of the John H. Kerr Reservoir, and the Dan, Bannister, and Hyco rivers.
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation conserved 56,697 new acres of open space in 2013 — its fourth-greatest year ever. VOF recorded nearly 200 easements in 62 localities, including a 7,312-acre easement in Halifax County that protects one of the largest contiguous private properties in Virginia east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property has nearly 10 […]
Oak Grove Plantation, a bed & breakfast just outside South Boston in Halifax County, works hard to minimize its environmental footprint. Some of the steps it has taken include recycling, composting, installing energy-efficient storm windows, offering optional linen service, drying laundry on clotheslines, collecting rainwater with rain barrels, and using compact fluorescent lighting. The inn […]