Crow’s Nest Fall Update After an extended quiet period regarding Crow’s Nest, the Summer and Fall have been active with changes– some hopeful, some worrisome.  Here’s an update on: Land acquisition Road development Bridge replacement Paving the road to Crow’s Nest Land Acquisition. Governor McAuliffe’s office recently announced $6.4 million in land conservation grants that… Read More


Stafford Parks and Rec is providing several opportunities to explore Crow‘s Nest this Spring. All events require pre-registration by calling 540 658-5116. Earth Day Hike at Crow’s Nest Friday, April 22, 5:00-7:30 pm. All ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).  Hike Crow‘s Nest to celebrate Earth Day! Meet at the Rowser Building on Route… Read More


The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved the $400,000 that Stafford County had requested to improve a 1.6 mile road into the Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve.   The road improvement will begin on Raven Road and will end at an existing parking lot (barely visible in the satellite image below), giving people the opportunity to drive… Read More


  On Saturday June 6, 2015,  Crow’s Nest volunteers staffed a booth at Fredericksburg “Rock the River” events in Old Mill Park.   The day-long festivities featured a mixture of music, food, crafts, and outdoor enthusiasts.   Save Crow’s Nest was alongside Friends of the Rappahannock, the Virginia Conservation Network, the Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers, and more.… Read More


On Tuesday, June 2, the Stafford Board of Supervisors voted, through their “consent” agenda, to apply for a grant to construct a one-lane gravel road to the entrance and parking lot of the Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve.  (A consent agenda item means that all Supervisors have agreed to support the item; no action is… Read More


In a milestone for the Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve, access to a 1/2 mile “Crow’s Nest Water Trail” and a boat launch for kayaks and canoes is now open on Brooke Road (see location on map below).  The short trail and the pier give a beautiful view of the Crow’s Nest peninsula across Accokeek… Read More


On February 25, 2015, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Transfer of Development Rights ordinance (6-1 in favor) and a Comprehensive Plan amendment (4-3 in favor), which was needed to support the TDR ordinance. You can read the Free Lance-Star story here (subscription required for more than 10 views per month).  Save Crow’s… Read More


After deferring action on the proposed text amendments to the Transfer of Development ordinance and changes to the Comprehensive Plan at it’s September meeting, on October 15, 2013, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted 3-4 against implementing and expanding Stafford’s Transfer of Development Rights ordinance. (Read the news story.) Save Crow’s Nest supported this… Read More


After deferring action on the proposed text amendments to the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) ordinance and changes to the Comprehensive Plan at it’s September meeting, on October 15, 2013, the Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted 3-4 against implementing and expanding Stafford’s Transfer of Development Rights ordinance. (Read the news story.) Save Crow’s Nest… Read More