BAYVIEW—The Northern Neck Land Conservancy got news this week that the River Counties Community Foundation has awarded it a grant to help create public access opportunities on the organization’s Bayview property, which is on the water in Northumberland County.
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 is relatively overgrown and inaccessible.
This year, Nature Conservancy Virginia and Resource Environmental Solutions are restoring wetlands on the property. A few local environmental groups like Northern Neck Master Naturalists and Northern Neck Audubon Society are also visiting Bayview by special arrangement to help record information about its wildlife populations.
But the Land Conservancy’s board of directors and staff envision much more—a future public area with nature trails and a kayak/canoe launch that can be explored by educators and students from….
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