The Williamsburg Community Foundation generously sponsored the 2 nd Annual Conservancy Awareness Bike Ride to great success with 79 registrants.
HVLC is back with the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market, sponsoring the Power of Produce (POP) program for children. We are “back” because it was this very organization who secured the grant to pay for the market’s first market manager some 20 years ago!
See you in October at Freedom Park!


FREE, FAMILY EVENTS became the focus. In June, a Conservancy Awareness Bike Ride was born, as well as the inaugural Friends & Family Fall Festival in October at James City County’s Freedom Park, Free Slave Settlement Area. Both will be back by popular demand!
A total of over 14,000+ acres protected!
York County awards HVLC a grant to complete the historic triangle territory of participation (along with James City County and City of Williamsburg)
Honored Alain Outlaw at Church on the Main, as well as his late son, Andrew Bridger Outlaw, and their collective achievements in our community at Church on the Main and beyond.


HVLC carries on almost seamlessly during the pandemic, and manages to secure PPP loans; EIDL grant; and protect another Eleven (11) properties, all in farmland and forestry, which is an organizational record for total number of easements in any given year. Also expanded projects into Sussex and Southampton counties.

Accreditation renewal sought and received until 2025.


551.68 acres protected in Surry County, in the Guilford
Magisterial District, on Grays Creek and Spring Run.
Provides water quality maintenance with watershed
preservation, as well as immense public benefit with
agricultural and forestal land use.


The Middle Peninsula Land Trust merges with the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy, bringing total property conserved to over 10,000 acres

After 16 years of service to HVLC, Caren
Schumacher retired from the organization, and Patrice
Sadler became the organization’s 6th Executive Director in its 28-year history.



A quarter-century of conservation

The organization changed its name to
Historic Virginia Land Conservancy to better reflect the
increasing territory

Received Accredited Status by the Land Trust Accreditation



The Conservancy’s continued involvement with Virginia United Land Trusts brought the annual meeting to Williamsburg


Governor Kaine joined Conservancy members and community leaders to plant the nation’s first anniversary garden across from Jamestown Settlement


James City County Land Conservation and Greenspace Bond Referendum Passes


The Conservancy helped establish the Williamsburg Farmers Market


Phase one of the Virginia Capital Trail’s is completed. The effort is highlighted by a groundbreaking ceremony with Governor Mark Warner in 2005


First conservation easement on over 200 acres in Governor’s Land bordering the James River


Organization was founded as Historic Rivers Land Conservancy. Later became the Williamsburg Land Conservancy in 1996 and was renamed to Historic Virginia Land Conservancy in 2015 to reflect its regional growth