Raccoon Ford Solar Farm update: Victory along the Rapidan, but follow through needed to complete win

Let me pass along an update on the threat to the Rapidan Fords, mentioned earlier this month. Cricket Solar, the project aimed at placing a large-scale solar farm in southern Culpeper County, formally withdrew their conditional use permit on August 26. Spokesperson for the project indicated Cricket Solar was taking the action in order toContinue reading “Raccoon Ford Solar Farm update: Victory along the Rapidan, but follow through needed to complete win”

A threat to the Rapidan Fords

Over the last five years a new threat to the Culpeper County battlefields emerged. While there are similarities to earlier threats to preservation, it’s the place names that some readers may find new in the discussion. Preservationists have long heard the names Brandy Station, Cedar Mountain, and, mostly in the last decade, Hansbrough Ridge, inContinue reading “A threat to the Rapidan Fords”

Virginians! Time to make a call, for the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain Battlefields

This post goes out to all readers in Virginia…. and to those who have relatives and friends in Virginia. I bring to your attention a set of budget amendments – 363 #7s, 363 #8s, and 363 #12h – presently under consideration by the state legislature. Each of these carry the explanation: This amendment directs DCRContinue reading “Virginians! Time to make a call, for the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain Battlefields”