The Mosby Heritage Area Association announced in early January that the historic village of Willisville has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. MHAA helped raise funds to assist the village in achieving the designation; Jane Covington Motion was the historic preservationist hired to prepare the application. Covington worked with longtime resident Carol […]
Chair of the Loudoun Communications Commission Tim Dennis presented a summary of a consultant’s report on broadband in Western Loudoun at the June 2019 LCPCC meeting. The report states: Residents of western Loudoun County have access to a mix of internet and broadband services, but robust broadband services are not uniformly available there—as they are in […]
The neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville and the violence that followed have created concerns throughout the nation, in Virginia, and here in Loudoun about how to properly address memorializing and educating about our long and troubled history of racial relations. As part of its report to the Loudoun Board of Supervisors on that subject (prompted by […]
Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Bob Wertz has scheduled three upcoming sessions for citizens: Find Out How Real Estate is Valued for Local Taxation The Loudoun Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office has developed a presentation for the public to help explain how real estate is valued for local taxation. • Monday, May 13, 2019, […]
The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition announced today their policies for the 2019 Election Campaigns. The Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, informal organization of over 50 Loudoun heritage and environmental organizations representing over 4,000 member residents in Loudoun County. Our Mission Statement is “to provide a strong voice for members in public forums, and […]
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 […]
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