The Northern Neck Land Conservancy is a small non-profit land trust on the Northern Neck of Virginia, a peninsula located between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers and bordering the Chesapeake Bay. Water surrounds our area and in order to keep it bountiful and safe for fishing, crabbing, swimming and drinking, we need a clean environment with protected stream banks, expansive woodlands, attentive farming and citizens who choose to safeguard the environment from pollutants. We help landowners who want to voluntarily protect their lands with permanent conservation easements to ensure that their property sustains the rural character of the Northern Neck and maintains a healthy environment for future generations.
Fiscal Cliff Deal Renews Tax Incentive for Landowners Through 2013
Congress recently renewed, through 2013, an incentive that enhances the tax benefits of protecting your land by donating a voluntary conservation agreement. If you own land with important natural or historic resources, donating a voluntary conservation agreement can be one of the smartest ways to conserve the land you love, while maintaining your private property rights and possibly realizing significant federal tax benefits. The incentive raises the maximum deduction you can take for donating a conservation easement from 30% of your adjusted gross income to 50%, and increases the number of years over which you can take deductions from 6 to 16 years! Read more!
The Northern Neck Land Conservancy is a recipient of the 2012 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards for Virginia
Governor Bob McDonnell announced on April 11th, the winners of the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which were presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington, VA. Only thirteen awards were given in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Northern Neck Land Conservancy, the only non-profit land trust on the Northern Neck, was a recipient, receiving a Silver Medal. Read More