A Daily Progress article covers the first donation to Albemarle County’s Acquisition of Conservation Easements program, a tax-deductable fund for the county to purchase land easements. From the article:
Albemarle County will be able to set aside more rural land like Ford’s because of a $10,000 anonymous donation to the county’s Acquisition of Conservation Easements program, the county announced Monday.
The program was established in 2000 and the fund set up earlier this year. The $10,000 is the first contribution to the program, and the money will be used exclusively for the county to purchase easements – voluntary agreements that help maintain open space and ecological diversity by restricting development of land.
Persons concerned about sprawl and protecting open spaces may wish to read a county press release for details on how to contribute to the fund.