Goose Creek watershed preserved
ALDIE, Va., Dec. 27, 2022 – The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) is pleased to announce a conservation easement in Aldie thanks to the generosity of landowner, Paul Courtney. This 135-acre property is nearby to seven other conservation easements, adding to the scenic, protected landscape of western Loudoun County.
Natural resources protected by this easement include 77 acres of “Prime Farmland Soils” or “Farmland Soils of Statewide Importance”, 106 acres of forest, 11.34 acres of steep slopes and 1,060 feet of frontage along Goose Creek.
“Despite now working statewide, LTV continues to regularly work with landowners in our original core area of Loudoun County” said LTV Executive Director, Sally Price. “The work needed to continue protecting our rural communities is never done.”
Courtney’s easement is the 233rd easement completed by the Land Trust of Virginia. For more information about their work, please visit http://www.landtrustva.org.
About the Land Trust of Virginia
The Land Trust of Virginia is a nonprofit organization that partners with private landowners who voluntarily protect and preserve properties with significant historic, scenic, or ecological value. LTV has worked with 233 families, conserving a total of 29,333 acres in 30 counties in Virginia. While LTV charges landowners for their services, the fees charged only cover about 28% of LTV’s actual costs, so fundraising is essential to our mission.