Middlesex easement saves family farm, protects seven miles of tidal shoreline

Originally released through the Office of the Governor Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that one of the largest waterfront farms along the lower tidal Rappahannock River has been permanently protected from development by a conservation easement produced through a partnership of the landowner, Minnie K. Burch, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) and the U.S. Department […]

VOF assists Northampton County with 172-acre PDR easement

From Pete Henderson, Northampton County PDR Committee chair¬† Northampton County protected a second working farm last week through its Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program, with the acquisition of a conservation easement on Nottingham Farm near Franktown. Cousins Butch and Add Nottingham of Nassawadox agreed to permanently restrict land use on their 172-acre property in […]