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.
The NNLC Preps to Apply for Accreditation in 2014
The Land Trust Accreditation Commission was incorporated in April 2006 as an independent program of The Land Trust Alliance. The Commission operates a land trust accreditation program which builds and recognizes strong land trusts, fosters public confidence in land conservation and helps ensure the long-term protection of land. The NNLC started the accreditation application process in January 2014 and is using it as a way to fine-tune our policies and streamline our operations. The Commission conducts a thorough and extensive review of our documents, easement projects, finances, bylaws and procedures. Completion of the process will allow the NNLC to achieve external verification that it is meeting national quality standards. More information regarding the process and our efforts will be forthcoming.
To read about the accreditation process go to: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/why-accreditation-matters
Cat Point Creek Placemats Decorate Northern Neck Restaurants
Thanks to the funding from the Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award from the Garden Club of Virginia, the Northern Neck Land Conservancy, in partnership with the Garden Club of the Northern Neck, has created a social marketing campaign promoting the wonderful natural habitat of Cat Point Creek. Thirty restaurants will be using beautiful placemats about the history, native plants, animal life and natural resources of the watershed.
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