JUNE 2021
Update on the campaign to Save River Farm

Negotiations between the American Horticultural Society and NOVA Parks/NVCT have begun, but significant uncertainty remains in terms of hashing out the critical details. The AHS board remains deadlocked on many issues that must be addressed before an agreement can be reached, and the property remains on the market while discussions continue.

In hearing testimony from the local community regarding a strengthened Historic Overlay District for River Farm last week, the Fairfax Planning Commission passed the proposal back to their planning staff for further review before a possible vote. This means we have work to do to ensure that River Farm has the enhanced protections it needs from subdivision and development in the future.

To read the op-ed in the Washington Post by John Seymour, click the button below.
NVCT's Canoe/Kayak Cleanup of Fairfax's Dyke Marsh a Huge Success
On Sunday, June 13, the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) hosted their semi-annual Canoe/Kayak Cleanup of Hunting Creek and Dyke Marsh in Fairfax County.

For the full story and pictures of the event, click the button below.
Q&A: Meet NVCT's Newest Board Member Shruti Kuppa
The lifelong Northern Virginian shares her unique experiences growing up in the region, her role as a member of NVCT's Board of Directors, and what inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility look like in the world of conservation.
NVCT’s Changemakers panel holds a discussion on how to protect Northern Virginia’s land and waters
On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust held its first "NVCT Changemakers: Saving Nearby Nature At A Crossroads," featuring a panel of eight elected officials and champions in conservation and environmental justice. The digital roundtable event sponsored by the White House Farm Foundation, LegalPerspectives LLC, and Gary and Vicky Kirkbride discussed the impact of recent conservation legislation along with the opportunities and challenges our region has in protecting nearby nature for our future generations.
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