NVCT got involved in and agreed to lead this campaign because of River Farm's unique cultural, historical, and ecological value, and now we hope to have the opportunity to work with you and with AHS to support its future. The courageous AHS board members and staff who persevered through the last year and ultimately succeeded in saving River Farm need our help.
They need volunteers to again give their time, donors to again invest their dollars, and the public to return to River Farm as soon as the gates are re-opened.
We also need to make sure that what happened at River Farm over the past year never happens again, so we are very excited to hear that the new leadership of AHS would like to consider a conservation easement or deed restrictions on the property that would forever protect the site from future development. Making this a reality would also put significant financial resources into AHS' coffers as they chart a path forward, and such an opportunity is exactly what NVCT has been helping Northern Virginia businesses, local governments, and individuals do for the last 27 years. Hopefully, we can do the same here.
As we continue working together to help AHS thrive at River Farm, it's going to take all of our varied talents, expertise, and experience, much as was needed to help save it in the first place. There were so many moments during this past year that River Farm could have been lost, and yet, with the incredibly diverse voices that we collectively assembled, we always found the answer.
Let's continue to do that.