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Video from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation's March 13, 2014 forum about conservati

This statement is intended to help educate our members on the hydraulic fracturing process and to summarize the questions and concerns our members have raised. For an excellent article on this subject which has been a source for our discussion of the fracking process, see

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 09:30
Thank you to all who came to the hearing 3/25/14.

Following are Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Districts from the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service

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January 16, 2013

To All Concerned Middle Peninsula / Northern Neck Land Preservationists,

We are writing to you with a 2013 Legislative Alert, on both the state and federal levels, that could affect the future of the State Land Presentation Tax Credit Program and the Federal Tax Deduction associated with the gifting of Conservation Easements.

HELPFUL Answers from the Land Trust Alliance

Q.  Was the enhanced conservation easement tax incentive extended?
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 18:30

Location: Patrick Henry's Scotch TownOnce a year the eerie tales and mysterious legends that have come to rest on the grounds of Patrick Henry's Scotchtown come to light. Visit if you dare

Most furniture produced in eighteenth-century Virginia was heavily influenced by English craft traditions, but other cultures also impacted furniture design in discrete sections of the colony. One of them was the lower Rappahannock River basin. There, a distinctive body of cabinet wares made from the 1750s to the 1770s exhibits strong evidence of Irish influence.

Essex County is undoubtedly one of the Nation’s most historically significant locales, yet like most of Virginia’s Northern and Middle Neck counties, only a small percentage of the county’s historic buildings and landscapes are actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Estie Thomas reports from Virginia Outdoor Foundation