Week In McLean

Week In McLean

<sh>John Adams Joins

NVCT Board of Directors

<bt>The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT) announced last week that noted McLean conservationist John Adams has joined the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Board of Directors. Adams is most widely known for his work in the preservation of the Burling Tract now known as the Scotts Run Nature Preserve in McLean. Adams has been an attorney with Hunton & Williams in Washington, D.C. since 1960.

"John Adams brings to the Trust a wealth of experience in local land preservation,” said Whit Field, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust vice president and general counsel. “John’s efforts led to the preservation of what is now Scotts Run Park in Fairfax County on Georgetown Pike near I-495, and he spearheaded the effort to preserve the beauty of the Georgetown Pike itself leading to its designation as Virginia's first Scenic and Historic Byway.”

Founded in 1994, the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust has preserved 1,849 acres in Northern Virginia as part of its mission to “save nearby nature.” As a land trust, the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust works directly with landowners to find the best conservation option for their properties. The Trust also partners with Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria in efforts to attract further voluntary land conservation.

<sh>Tysons Task Force Survey

<bt>On July 16, 17 and 18, the Tysons Land Use Task Force held three identical public workshops to discuss ongoing planning activities for the future of Tysons Corner. Participants were presented the results of evaluations on three test scenarios and engaged in small group discussions to provide input on the key choices associated with those test scenarios. This input will help the planning consultants design actual working alternatives for the future of Tysons Corner which will be available for public review and comment in late fall 2007. The Task Force website features a section describing the evaluation results and a survey seeking public input on choices and priorities for future development. Surveys may be printed or completed on line. Surveys will be accepted now through Aug. 3 at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/tysonscorner/outreach/julyworkshops.htm. A link to the survey can be found at the bottom of that page.