Fourth Fridays at Bayview! Come visit us!

Bayview is Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s “ambassador property” in Northumberland County. It is a 220- acre Indigenous landscape bordered on two sides by water. Monthly Fourth Friday afternoon gatherings will give Land Conservancy members a chance to explore this beautiful location and learn about the importance of community conservation.

Conserving Kirnan

“It feels, here in my heart, that we are blessed to be the custodians of the architectural history, the American history from 1761 and before, and to hold the history of the Garner family and previous generations,” says Leigh Ann Miller. “It means being a steward to the land and being custodians of the history here.” 

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Boots and BBQ 2023

Tickets on Sale Now

Boots and Barbecue is a celebration of all the things that drive Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s commitment to protect working farms, waters, and woodlands in our region.

This year’s event is on Saturday, September 30 at Mt. Zion Farm, near Lottsburg, in Northumberland. It features a delicious barbecue buffet, live music, and exhibitors and demonstrations that reflect the rural character of the Northern Neck: You won’t want to miss it!

To buy tickets by check, please make arrangements with Land Conservancy staff: 804-250-2334 or email

Rapp Record: "Jean Light Named NNLC Conservation Champion"

Jean Light named NNLC Conservation Champion

The Northern Neck Land Conservancy (NNLC) announced its 2021 and 2022 Conservation Champion at its recent Boots and Barbecue event.

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Land Conservancy wins grant
from Community Foundation

The grant-funded project is titled Welcome to Bayview: Securing Expert Planning for Public Water and Trails Access. Currently, the 223-acre parcel of land that comprises Bayview is relatively overgrown and inaccessible. However, the Land Conservancy’s board of directors and staff envision a future public area with nature trails and a kayak/canoe launch that can be explored by educators and students around the region.

“You can help keep the Northern Neck bountiful and clean.”

More New Land Conserved

NNLC is pleased to have just conserved a stunning historic 564-acre area of land. The Haywood Farm is nestled on the Potomac River, just a stone’s throw from the George Washington’s Birthplace National Monument. A huge thank you to our conservation partners, the property owners, the Latane family, the Trust for Public Land and the Navy who authorized Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI) funding for the easement.

Farm pond on the Haywood Easement

Mt. Zion Farm Conserved

Lancaster, VA Since 2004, the Northern Neck Land Conservancy has partnered with conservation-minded landowners to place over 5,000 acres of Northern Virginia in conservation easements. Their conservation work is driven by a desire to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Northern Neck, a peninsula of Virginia bordered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers.

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Ditchley’s Unique Journey to Conservation

Northern Neck Land Conservancy
Protecting the Land – Celebrated

The Northern Neck Land Conservancy (NNLC) celebrated its fifteenth anniversary with its annual fund raiser and garden party, Boots & BBQ, September 28, 2019. A sold-out event with well over 300 people in attendance, the gathering was held at the historic Ditchley property which is now a working farm, cidery and a private event venue.

Sunny calm weather, historic venue, made-on-site hard cider, beer and wine, great music (the Gurleys) and fabulous food (Angelo’s of Montross) was savored and enjoyed by all in attendance. Many conservation easement holders were in attendance and this celebration was, in part, a tribute to their progressive outlook to preserve their land in perpetuity.

Presenting Sponsor Chesapeake Bank/Chesapeake Wealth Management contributed generously not only to the event, but also to the year-round operation of the Northern Neck Land Conservancy. Also, in honor of NNLC’s 15th Anniversary, the inaugural Conservers of the Land donor group was created and counted James River Equipment, Mason Brent, Susan and Jack Moore, Pat and Bridget Neill, Mary Louisa and Albert Pollard and Paul and Rosemary Trible among its members. Additional corporate support came from B.H. Baird, Atlantic Union Bank, River Counties Community Foundation, the Vogt Family Foundation and Geise Farms.

Northern Neck Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence

Lancaster, VA (Nov. 6, 2019) – One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 2004, the Northern Neck Land Conservancy (NNLC), has been doing just that for the people of the Northern Neck. Now that NNLC has announced it has renewed its land trust accreditation – proving once again that, as part of a network of over 400 accredited land trusts across the nation, it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.

Preserve the Land You Love

The Northern Neck Land Conservancy is a small non-profit land trust on the Northern Neck of Virginia, a peninsula located between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers and bordering the Chesapeake Bay. Water surrounds our area and in order to keep it bountiful and safe for fishing, crabbing, swimming and drinking, we need a clean environment with protected stream banks, expansive woodlands, attentive farming and citizens who choose to safeguard the environment from pollutants. We help landowners who want to voluntarily protect their lands with permanent conservation easements to ensure that their property sustains the rural character of the Northern Neck and maintains a healthy environment for future generations. Check out what we are doing by reading this local news article!

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