Save Crow’s Nest held its first Crow’s Nest trash pick-up on Saturday, July 21st. Braving the heat, bugs and weeds, volunteers from Save Crow’s Nest were joined by Stafford candidates for Supervisor Harry Crisp (George Washington), Jerry Kirven (Rock Hill) and Bob Woodson (Griffis-Widewater), as well as Senate candidate Albert Pollard (28th District). A total of… Read More

On Monday, April 2, Stafford Lakes LP (also known as K&M Properties) submitted a plan for the development of nearly 300 acres on Crow’s Nest. The proposed subdivisions and construction of more than sixty homes will be done on areas previously designated by the owners as “open space” in earlier development plans, and includes acreage… Read More

Even though the Stafford County Board of Supervisors has filed to purchase a portion of Crow’s Nest through eminent domain, Stafford Lakes LP (the property owner) is continuing activities on Crow’s Nest. Following a recent Stafford Circuit Court ruling that allows Stafford Lakes LP to clear and grade land on Crow’s Nest to conduct percolation… Read More

On Friday, November 17, 2006 Stafford County announced it filed a petition for eminent domain proceedings to acquire 2800 acres of the Crow’s Nest peninsula for a “public park for passive recreational purposes.”  (Read the local news story and the state news story.)  This action follows through on a unanimous vote taken nearly five months… Read More

On Wednesday, November 9th, members of Save Crow’s Nest presented a display and spoke on a panel at an environmental summit for middle school students held at Stafford County’s Rodney Thompson Middle School. (Read the news story.) Middle school students from Rodney Thompson, King George Middle School, Spotsylvania Freedom Middle School and Mariner Middle School… Read More

Judge Braxton of the Stafford Circuit Court has prohibited the County from enforcing its soil and erosion control ordinance, allowing Stafford Lakes LP to move forward with clearing and grading in order to conduct drain field site tests on Crow’s Nest. (Read the news story.) The Judge acted on lawsuits filed by both the County… Read More

QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED; PERMANENT PROTECTION FOR CROW’S NEST STILL NEEDED  Once again, the Stafford Board of Supervisor’s lack of action to protect Crow’s Nest has left the resources on the peninsula vulnerable to irreparable damage. (Read the SCN press statement.) On Friday morning October 27, Save Crow’s Nest (SCN) confirmed that over 150 relic hunters in… Read More

Inspired by the ongoing effort to preserve the Crow’s Nest peninsula, Scarlett Pons-Suhy, a member of “Save Crow’s Nest” produced a photographic collage piece entitled “60 Acres a Day.”   Her artwork was recently awarded first prize in the mixed media category as part of “Uniquely Fredericksburg,” a juried art exhibit. As she says in her… Read More

In September, a “Save Crow’s Nest” complaint led to county action to stop illegal clearing and grading on the Crow’s Nest peninsula (see below). Stafford Lakes LP, the corporation cited in the County’s stop work order, has filed a lawsuit in Stafford Circuit Court appealing the County’s actions. (Read the Stafford Lakes’ “Complaint for Declaratory… Read More