On January 11 Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that she has approved expansion of the Balls Bluff Battlefield National Historic Landmark from its current 76 acres near Leesburg to include more than 3,300 acres of pristine riverfront land on both sides of the Potomac River and including Harrison Island, Maryland. The approval of this distinct and high honor recognizes both the significant events which occurred here in late 1861 and the beauty of this well-preserved stretch of the Read More →
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Loudoun County will update its General Plan in 2017; it’s vital that citizens have a seat at the table as the primary stakeholders in the revision process. The final document will affect all aspects of our daily lives for the next decade: our commutes, our neighborhoods, our schools, our leisure time–in short, our quality of life. The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition has been named as a stakeholder in the plan update; we will keep members and the public Read More →
The Rural Roads Committee has worked for the past two years to successfully increase the repair and maintenance priority of unpaved rural roads through state legislation and consultation with VDOT, and when historic bridges need major repair or replacement, works with VDOT to ensure that the work is compatible with a rural setting.
The Conservation Easement Committee has worked closely with Loudoun County staff to institute a stewardship program for county-held conservation easements. This work continues with new initiative.
The Coalition monitors environmental issues in Loudoun that underpin healthy ecological systems, such as the Limestone Overlay District ordinance, water quality, and floodplain and steep slopes regulations. The Coalition monitors development applications to ensure the environmental issues are considered, including tree save and animal and bird habitat.
The Coalition was instrumental in creating the Loudoun County Heritage Plan and the Heritage Commission and the preservation of the Phase 1 Archeological Survey. And responds to threats to individual buildings or sites of importance.