In October 2006, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation donated three conservation easements to the Williamsburg Land Conservancy on 230 acres of land west of Route 132 in York County.
“The conservation easements will provide permanent protection for views along the entry from Interstate 64 to Colonial Williamsburg’s Visitor Center and at the same time preserve the natural environment around Queen’s Creek and protect a significant archaeological site,” said Foundation President and Chairman Colin G. Campbell.
The three easements include property in Carr’s Hill and South Bypass Road. The Carr’s Hill conservation easements contain 221.12 acres, and the South Bypass Road easement consists of 8.8 acres of land. All are owned by Colonial Williamsburg.
The conservation easements will prohibit development in these areas, and protect woodlands and wetlands. In addition, the easements will maintain a bald eagle habitat in the Carr’s Hill area. In addition, the Benjamin Powell Plantation site, home to a prominent 18th-century builder, will be preserved for future excavation.
IT’S YOUR VIEW.
TOGETHER, LET’S HELP PROTECT IT.