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”

The “other” Brandy Station preservation story: Stevensburg

With last week’s good news about Brandy Station’s Fleetwood Hill still making the rounds through the preservation community, let me mention another “front” at Brandy Station which deserves attention – Stevensburg and Hansborough Ridge. For some time I’ve been tracking proceedings regarding the widening of Virginia Highway 3, which passes on the south end ofContinue reading “The “other” Brandy Station preservation story: Stevensburg”

We will preserve Fleetwood Hill: Brandy Station in ’13!

This is one for the books! Just last week the Civil War Trust closed on their goals for preserving a large (the largest ever in the modern preservation movement) tract of land at Kelly’s Ford. As many of you know, much of the ground contested on March 17, 1863 was again battleground on June 9Continue reading “We will preserve Fleetwood Hill: Brandy Station in ’13!”