The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a field day on Crow’s Nest on Saturday, November 7, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, with hiking trips leaving at 9:30 am and 1 pm. Reserve a spot by calling (804) 786-7951. The Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve has not yet been opened to the… Read More


The Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve was chosen to receive the 2009 Scenic Viewshed Preservation Award from Scenic Virginia, given to showcase projects that help maintain Virginia’s scenic beauty.  The award was presented in Richmond on Wednesday, October 21.  The award recognizes the wide range of individuals and groups that helped to make the preservation… Read More


On September 14th, citizens, government officials and conservation organizations gather to commemorate the purchase of “Phase 2” of Crow’s Nest. George Schwartz, Chair, Stafford County Board of Supervisors, thanked Save Crow’s Nest for our efforts, and urged citizens to always stand up and fight for what is right. Other speakers also acknowledged the critical role… Read More


Under the leadership of Governor Tim Kaine, the funds for the purchase of additional land on Crow’s Nest have been assembled, and on July 29, 2009,  an additional 1,100 acres on Crow’s Nest was purchased. While this is an important step forward, more than 1,000 acres remain unprotected, and now will be subject to tremendous… Read More


On Wednesday, December 17, the Stafford County Planning Commission voted 4-2 to deny approval of the Sycamore Hills subdivision plan to build 30 houses on 186 acres of Crow’s Nest (the site area in blue).   Planning Commissioner Ken Mitchell (appointed by Supervisor Paul Milde, R-Aquia) made a motion to defer action on the plan.… Read More


The US Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded Stafford County an $855,465 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grant. These funds will be applied towards the $16.2 million dollar purchase price of a second portion of Crow’s Nest. (Read the news story.) Many thanks go to the folks at Fish and Wildlife, who have long supported preservation of… Read More


As we feared, the deal with developers for the purchase of a part of Crow’s Nest has made the remaining areas on the Crow’s Nest peninsula much more desirable for, and vulnerable to, development. On Wednesday, October 1, the Stafford County Planning Commission began review of a subdivision plan to build 30 houses on 186… Read More


On Tuesday, October 7, the Stafford Board of Supervisors passed the Potomac River Resource Protection Overlay ordinance. Voted in favor of the legislation: Joe Brito (I-Hartwood) Harry Crisp (D-George Washington) George Schwartz (D-Falmouth) Bob Woodson (D-Griffis-Widewater) Opposed the legislation: Mark Dudenhefer (R-Garrisonville) Paul Milde (R-Aquia) Cord Sterling (R-Rockhill) The Potomac River Resource Protection Overlay provides… Read More


Tuesday, May 20th, @ 7:00 pm.  Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Stafford County Administration Building. On Tuesday, May 20th, at 7 pm the Stafford County Board of Supervisors will hold two public hearings on matters important to Crow’s Nest. One hearing is on the Potomac River Resource Protection overlay district, which will create additional protection for… Read More