At its Thursday, January 18, 2019, meeting, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors passed the Emerald Ribbons board member initiative 8-0-1 (with Chair Phyllis Randall, sponsor of the proposal, absent due to illness). Read more about this LCPCC committee initiative on our Emerald Ribbons webpage. The Board has directed the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space […]
In response to the great interest in learning more about the Emerald Ribbons initiative, we have posted answers to frequent questions at this link. We welcome wide public involvement in this coming year to shape this plan.
In response to strong public input and a shortage of parks and trails in Loudoun County, a committee of Coalition members proposes Emerald Ribbons, a countywide interconnected system of linear parks and trails. Such a widely accessible network, built along streams and other natural corridors, can create an asset of enormous benefit to Loudoun County, raising property values, improving health […]
An ad hoc committee of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition has published “Suggestions and Recommendations for Building a Sustainable Rural Community.” The report examines the serious threats to Loudoun’s scenic rural areas and sets forth an action plan for preserving this unique and economically, environmentally and regionally valued portion of the county, and its recommendations […]
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters (VLCV) reports that the budgets unveiled in both the House and Senate make deep cuts to land conservation programs and agencies. From the VLCV email: • The Senate Budget Bill strips $2 million of annual funding to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, cuts that will result in the agency’s closure […]
An analysis of the thousands of comments by Loudoun County citizens who participated in the Envision Loudoun public input sessions shows overwhelming support for limiting growth (except around the Silver Line stations), addressing traffic congestion, providing better transit and multimodal options, more open space, parkland, and trails. The analysis was conducted by members of the […]
The second opportunity for citizens to shape Loudoun County’s Comprehensive Plan for its next 25 years commences on June 5. 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. PLEASE invest some time in shaping […]
The next meeting on the rehabilitation of the historic John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge, which spans Catoctin Creek on Featherbed Lane, takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Old School Auditorium in Waterford. At this meeting citizens will be able to view design specifics the bride repair, such as a […]
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 […]
Citizens wishing to have their views on the revision of the county’s comprehensive plan may now provide input online, Envision Loudoun staff have announced. From the press release: “The development of a community vision for Loudoun County’s new comprehensive plan, initiated at the Envision Loudoun Listening & Learning Workshops, continues online. “Interactive comment and mapping […]
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