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January 5, 2021


NVCT Executive Director issues statement regarding a partnership with NOVA Parks on making an official offer to the AHS to purchase River Farm


Yesterday was the American Horticultural Society’s deadline to make offers to purchase River Farm, and Northern Virginia Conservation Trust partnered with NOVA Parks to jointly submit a fair and market rate value for the property.


Accepting this offer would allow AHS to move on from River Farm by April 1st and no longer be responsible for the expenses associated with managing the site.  As the AHS board moves forward to assess the offers they have received, it is imperative that they put the future of River Farm first and ensure that it is protected and open to the public for all time. 

-NVCT Executive Director/Save River Farm Chair, Alan Rowsome

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