Planning Commissioner and school board candidate Scott Hirons (Falmouth) is urging Stafford constituents to contact the Board of Supervisors to oppose the TDR ordinance. Referencing the news story in yesterday’s Free Lance Star, Mr. Hirons said: “The first sentence of this article says it all “developers are considering how they could use Stafford County’s newest… Read More


Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 7 pm, the Stafford Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on amendments to the Transfer of Development Rights ordinance. The proposed amendments will: increase the number of potential development rights for transfer to 1,236; expand the size of the area to which the development rights can be transferred;… Read More


Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in a split 5-2 vote, the Planning Commission recommended approval of amendments to the TDR ordinance. Planning Commissioners Scott Hirons (Falmouth) and Darrell English (Hartwood) opposed the amendments. The majority on the Commission failed to act on recommendations of Save Crow’s Nest to reduce the number of development rights and create… Read More


On March 22, 2013, owners of properties in the Crow’s Nest Harbour subdivision, located within the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) sending area, filed a lawsuit against the Board of Supervisors and the County of Stafford. The lawsuit claims that advertisement of the TDR ordinance was inadequate; the ordinance violated Virginia law by making significant… Read More


On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the Stafford Board of Supervisors approved a Transfer of Development Rights ordinance on a 5-2 vote, with Chair Susan Stimpson (R-Falmouth) and Supervisor Cord Sterling (R-Rock Hill) opposing the ordinance (read the news story). The ordinance allows some property owners to transfer development rights off of the “sending” area”–an area… Read More


As part of Department of Conservation and Recreation Natural Heritage Program 25th Anniversary Field Days, DCR plans a Crow’s Nest Field Day on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Guided hikes and a natural history interpretation by DCR Natural Heritage and Stafford County staff are planned. Please call DCR’s Neil Gunter at… Read More


Save Crow’s Nest held it’s annual spring trash pick-up, as part of our participation in VDOT’s adopt-a-highway program. Eighteen bags of garbage, along with large trash items such as tires, were collected from the right of way along Raven Road (which runs through Crow’s Nest). Special thanks to our super volunteer that coordinated this effort!… Read More


  Save Crow’s Nest held it’s annual spring trash pick-up, as part of our participation in VDOT’s adopt-a-highway program. Eighteen bags of garbage, along with large trash items such as tires, were collected from the right of way along Raven Road (which runs through Crow’s Nest). Special thanks to our super volunteer that coordinated this… Read More


October 19, 2010, Mariel Berrios-Riebe, at age 37 and after a fearsome fight, died of complications related to cancer. Surviving her are her husband and three young children, and extended family. Mariel was always the first to stand up in defense of Crow’s Nest, and speak for “the people.” Not only that, she was willing… Read More


Save Crow’s Nest will hold its Fall trash pick-up on Sunday, November 15th, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Please join us in making this positive contribution to our community. All you need is a pair of work gloves, and it makes for a great family activity for families with children ages six and up.… Read More