In 2005, your work with “Save Crow’s Nest,” combined with the excellent effort of other concerned citizens and organizations in the area, ensured that Crow’s Nest remained in the spotlight throughout the year and that plans to develop the peninsula were scrutinized.  Some of these actions were very public and visible, others were not. A… Read More

On December 14, 2005, Daniel Schardein, Stafford County Director of Code Administration, notified the Deputy Zoning Administrator and interested parties that the appeal filed by Attorney David Bailey is to be forwarded to the Board of Zoning Appeals, and all action regarding the plan is to be stayed (view his memo). The appeal is scheduled… Read More

The Stafford County Planning Commission recessed on December 7 without hearing the plan to develop Crow’s Nest.   The Commission is now scheduled to take up the plan when their meeting resumes at 7:30 pm on December 19. But attorney David Bailey told the Commission that their placement of the item on the evening’s agenda was… Read More

On December 7,  2005, FAMPO (Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization)—the regional board that coordinates the area’s transportation planning—took a significant step towards literally paving the road to Crow’s Nest.  They approved the redirection of funds originally earmarked for projects that reduce automobile emissions to pay for a Courthouse Road project whose stated purpose is to… Read More

Two important hearings related to Crow’s Nest will take place on Wednesday, December 7 at the Stafford County Administration Building.  We invite you to attend or contact your public officials to show your support for saving Crow’s Nest. Plan to Develop Crow’s Nest Advances to Planning Commission (See editorial from the Free Lance-Star) Wednesday, December… Read More

The voters spoke out clearly in the November 8th election as all four incumbents for the Stafford County Board of Supervisors were defeated.  The Board’s lack of decisive action in controlling growth and preserving the County’s remaining natural resources left many Stafford voters ready for change, regardless of party affiliation.  Citizens had enough of runaway… Read More

Only Brito and Schwartz Provide Specifics On November 8th, four of the seven members of the Stafford Board of Supervisors are up for re-election. With plans to develop Crow’s Nest moving forward and County efforts to save the peninsula apparently stalled, “Save Crow’s Nest” sent incumbents and their challengers a questionnaire (see below) to clarify where… Read More

  If you were at any of the Fall festivals in Stafford this year, you probably saw a “Save Crow’s Nest” table there.  Volunteers from “Save Crow’s Nest” have been out talking to citizens about the importance of preserving Stafford’s largest tract of undeveloped land.  Wherever we go, the response is universal: residents are excited… Read More

A series of excellent letters to the editor have been written lately by supporters of the effort to save Crow’s Nest.  (Have you written yours yet?)  The Free-Lance Star also ran a strong editorial saying, “Stafford must save Crow’s Nest–now,” and a second editorial, “Tyrannis, Inc.,” referring to unbridled development as the South’s “Second Reconstruction.”… Read More

Well over 200 people attended a rally organized by the Crow’s Nest Preservation Coalition before the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2005.  (See photos below and list of coalition members at bottom of page) As people arrived, they were treated to musical entertainment from Bruce Callander.   Anne Little then welcomed the large… Read More