Downtown Greens Donates Conservation Easement to Land Trust of Virginia
Downtown Greens, the 2.78-acre green space in downtown Fredericksburg, is now forever preserved through a conservation easement donated to the Land Trust of Virginia.
The two organizations will mark this milestone with a “Summer Celebration” for the many youth who daily enjoy the urban green oasis.
What: Summer Celebration featuring the unveiling of the easement, water games and fun for children.
Who: Downtown Greens, Land Trust of Virginia, Youth Garden Club members
Why: At the end of 2015, Downtown Greens placed their 2.78-acre property into a conservation easement with the Land Trust of Virginia, achieving a goal to preserve the property. The conservation easement ensures that this open space will be here for the community to enjoy forever.
Where: Corner of Charles, Dixon and Princess Anne Streets in Fredericksburg.
When: First Day of Summer, June 20, 2016, 4 p.m.
“Our urban oasis will be forever green–what better reason to celebrate,” said Sarah Perry Downtown Greens Executive Director. “We’ll be ushering in summer with icy treats and water games, so be sure to bring a bathing suit or clothes that can get wet for the kiddos.”
“The Land Trust of Virginia is so pleased to be a partner with Downtown Greens. This is land that the community enjoys every day so its preservation is a milestone to be celebrated,” said Leslie VanSant, Executive Director Land Trust of Virginia.
Downtown Greens is a nonprofit organization that owns and maintains a 2.78 acre community urban green space in downtown Fredericksburg, Va. The grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Downtown Greens also provides many free or low cost programs to the community.
The Land Trust of Virginia, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was founded in 1992 to receive voluntary donations of conservation easements. An accredited private land trust, LTV holds easements on 145 properties, conserving 14,811 acres of open space, farmland, forests, wetlands and historic properties. For more information about how to donate a conservation easement, please visit www.landtrustva.org.