The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition is delighted to renew its In Our Backyard column in the new weekly newspaper Loudoun Now. More than 60 articles were published in the former Leesburg Today, covering many of our unique heritage sites in Loudoun, out-of-the-way places of interest, details from our Civil War past, interesting archaeological finds, and the diversity of our special birds and trees. What binds them together is that they are all found right here in Loudoun County, In Our Backyard.
We hope readers will find the articles to come interesting, educational and worth a trip to see the places, or experience the events, described. All the articles will be written by your neighbors.
As residents here, we are privileged to live in communities so rich in history, culture, and natural beauty that in many ways they help define our way of life. As citizens, this richness also carries a responsibility to serve as stewards, passing this heritage to future generations for their advantage and enjoyment.
The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition will sponsor the articles. We are a non-profit informal group of 28 organizations concerned with Loudoun’s heritage or environment. Membership in these organizations consists of over 4,000 Loudoun citizens who actively volunteer their time, talent and energy. Our mission is to provide a strong voice for them in public forums, and a convenient and effective way to share information, issues, and ideas.