Nature Conservancy Applying for Brownfields Cleanup Grant

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is applying for a EPA Brownfields Cleanup grant to remediate some known environmental impacts on a 71.74 -acre parcel of land (Lee County Tax Map Parcel 52-A-32A).  The parcel is located about 2 miles west of Jonesville on Route 662.  This parcel was purchased by TNC from the Curtis Russell Lumber, Inc. in 2017.  It is the intent of TNC to convey the property to the Virginia Department of Conservation (DCR) for incorporation into The Cedars Natural Area Preserve. A copy of the grant proposal is available by emailing or at the DCR office at 355 Deadmore Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210
You may comment on any aspect of the proposal by emailing
A public meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday January 30th at the Abingdon Office of the DCR at the address listed above.

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