The Trust holds conservation easements in the independent cities of Fairfax, Falls Church,and Fredericksburg. The maps below show the public land and parks in dark green and the NVCT conserved lands marked with red dots. Click on each map to see a larger version.
Open Space, Streams, and Trees are Conserved in the City of Fairfax
The five-acre Country Club Hills Recreation Corp. in the City of Fairfax, was placed in conservation easement to protect open space and the natural, ecological, recreational, and scenic values of the property. Daniels Run, part of the Accotink Creek Watershed, flows along the property and there is public trail access. The property is a habitat link with a neighboring park for many species of urban wildlife and migratory birds. Maintaining the land for recreational use also assures the community that it will not be developed commercially.
City of Falls Church: Every Acre Counts in an Urban Area
The Trust holds one conservation easement in the City of Falls Church: the Scout House and its surrounding open space. It protects a community landmark built in 1941 that was used by local scout and neighborhood groups. The property borders a stream and is adjacent to a neighborhood park, and includes a trail that links to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail just a few blocks away.
A River Buffer in the City of Fredericksburg Protects Downstream Communities
The Trust holds one conservation easement in the City of Fredericksburg, a nearly 3-acre parcel owned by ExxonMobil on the Rappahannock River. By permanently preserving scenic tree canopy and providing a buffer along the river, this conservation easement helps to prevent harmful pollutants from reaching the river, and ultimately, the drinking water of neighboring communities. This connection to water quality is a significant benefit of land conservation.
In each of these cities as well as across the region, the Trust welcomes the opportunity to speak with landowners about protecting important lands and to connect more fully with the community.