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A Landscape Under Threat: Conserving the Blue Ridge, Northern Piedmont, and Lower Shenandoah

  • Llangollen Farm Horseshoe Barn 21515 Trappe Road Upperville, VA 20184 United States (map)

We all love Virginia! We love our open spaces and we value our history and culture. But the pressures of development are all around us.

The Mosby Heritage Area Association, the Land Trust of Virginia, and the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition invite you to join us for a conversation about the future of our landscape and our communities, and the use of conservation easements as a tool for permanent protection. Come and hear representatives from Loudoun, Fauquier, and Clarke counties discuss what the issues are, what needs protecting, who is working on what, and what we need to do together to protect the Virginia we love.

Speakers and participants include the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Harry Atherton: former Chair of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission; former member of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation Board; member of the Fauquier Conservation Easements Committee
  • Malcolm Baldwin: retired environmental law attorney; former acting Chair and senior staff member for the White House Council on Environmental Quality; owner and farmer at Weatherlea Farm and Vineyard
  • Chris Dematatis: Chair, Land Trust of Virginia
  • Tom Gilmore: Chief Real Estate Officer, Civil War Trust
  • Al Van Huyck: former Chair, Loudoun County Planning Commission; Chair, Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition
  • Bob Lee: former County Administrator, Clarke and Fauquier counties; former Executive Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation
  • George L. Ohrstrom II: Chair, Clarke County Planning Commission; Co-Chair, Piedmont Environmental Council; Founder, Downstream Project
  • Stephen C. Price: Chair, Mosby Heritage Area Association; former member, Loudoun Purchase of Development Rights Board; Principal, McCandlish & Lillard
  • Dennis Shaffer: Director of Landscape Conservation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Invited guests include County Supervisors and other policy-makers, conservation organization members, landowners, conservation funders, realtors, attorneys, and concerned citizens.

The event is free, but please RSVP below or by calling (540) 687-6681 to attend, as space is limited.

The event will be concluded with lunch. 

The Mosby Heritage Area Association, the Land Trust of Virginia, and the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition are the event's co-sponsors.

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