Accotink Creek, At-Risk and Worth Saving
We are mobilizing to help solve an urgent issue: a set of forested properties bordering Accotink Creek in Fairfax County are up for auction placing it under threat of being lost to speculative development interests.
This valuable at-risk forest hosts a vital segment of the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail protects and buffers the waters of Accotink Creek, and connects a glaring gap in highly used public parklands. Even if you rarely take walks amongst the trees, your life is significantly impacted by the forest around you.
Simply put, this is a crucial resource for our community that should never be developed and cannot fall into the wrong hands.
A small family foundation owned these 7 acres of intact forest for decades before falling into tax delinquency in recent years. The foundation intended to utilize the land for youth engagement and recreational activities that never came to fruition and, now, is set to be sold to the highest bidder.
NVCT has already committed its own reserves and plans to bid on at least two of these parcels. But our goal is to protect all seven, and we need your help to do it.