Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains presented their annual Friend of the Mountain Award to the “SWAT Team” of the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition (LCPCC) at their annual meeting on November 24, 2019 at Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont, Virginia. The award reflected efforts beginning in February, 2018, during the Loudoun County 2040 Comprehensive Plan […]
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM Goose Creek Friends Meeting 18204 Lincoln Road Lincoln, VA 20132 Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an advanced free screening of From the Ashes, a groundbreaking new documentary produced by Radical Media in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies that goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal”. Presented by Nat Geo […]
Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we indicated in our post of May 19, 2016, AT&T is proposing to construct a 160,000 square foot facility (the equivalent of nearly 3 football fields) on their property at the top of Short Hill Mountain. The proposed structure would be 35 feet high, requiring eight 4MW backup diesel generators […]
With little public notice or input, the Loudoun County Planning Commission has voted to approve AT&T’s request for a commission permit to build a 160,000 square foot (3.5 acre), 35 foot tall facility on the ridge of Short Hill Mountain in western Loudoun. The Commission’s recommendation for approval will be presented to the Loudoun County […]
The 2015 Friend of the Mountain Award was presented to the Potomac Appalachain Trail Club “in recognition of their longstanding work through volunteer efforts, education, and advocacy to protect the Appalachian Trail and adjacent lands along the Mid-Atlantic section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ever mindful of the need to conserve the natural landscape with respect for historical and […]
The B Chord Brewery is seeking a license as a craft beer brewery on a tract of land on Foggy Bottom Road, a gravel road parallel to and at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A FORMAL HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 24, 2015 AT 8:30 A.M. IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, COUNTY OF LOUDOUN, 1 HARRISON STREET, S.E., LEESBURG, VIRGINIA 20177, TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIONS: 1. […]
Despite a chill in the air and and early morning rain, Friends had an excellent turnout for our 2015 Autumn Stewardship Volunteer Day. On November 7 volunteers braved the wet and came out to Blue Ridge Regional Park. In just a few hours about a mile of densely overgrown and unusable trail had been cleared, and progress made […]