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History

1990

Organization was founded as Historic Rivers Land Conservancy. Later became the Williamsburg Land Conservancy in 1996 and was renamed to Historic Virginia Land Conservancy in 2015 to reflect its regional growth.

1994

First conservation easement on over 200 acres in Governor’s Land bordering the James River.

2000

Phase one of the Virginia Capital Trail’s is completed. The effort is highlighted by a groundbreaking ceremony with Governor Mark Warner in 2005.

2002

The Conservancy helped establish the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

2005

James City County Land Conservation and Greenspace Bond Referendum Passes.

2007

Governor Kaine joined Conservancy members and community leaders to plant the nation’s first anniversary garden across from Jamestown Settlement.

2010

The Conservancy’s continued involvement with Virginia United Land Trusts brought the annual meeting to Williamsburg.

2015

A quarter-century of conservation!