York County 67.6 acres
City of Williamsburg 14.2 acres
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation donated a conservation easement to the Conservancy on 82 acres of land east of Route 132. The easement will provide viewshed protection for a three-quarter mile segment of highway between Queens Creek and Bypass Road. Most of the property, 68 acres, is located in York County with a smaller portion, 14 acres, lying in the City of Williamsburg.
“In conjunction with the conservation easement on 230 acres across Route 132 previously granted to the Williamsburg Land Conservancy, this conservation easement will permanently protect scenic views along both sides of the entry to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area from Interstate 64,” said Foundation President Colin G. Campbell. Like the earlier easement, this conservation easement will prohibit development of the property and preserve its predominantly wooded character.
The property, acquired by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1956, contains a mature deciduous forest and 25 acres of wetlands bordering Queen’s Creek and its tributaries. An archaeological survey indicated evidence of historic and prehistoric archaeological resources on the property.
IT’S YOUR VIEW.
TOGETHER, LET’S HELP PROTECT IT.