Here is an email I received from the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy.
Dear Friends of the Bull Run Mountains,
Now that the elections are over, the Board of Supervisors will return to the issue of the ownership and management of the Silver Lake property. A meeting for citizen comment is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 20, at 7:30 in the McCoart building in Woodbridge. Your support has made a huge difference in getting us this far, and it’s vital that that support continue. The decision could still go either way. BRMC’s proposal will double the size of the park, focus on passive recreational uses, and provide citizen access to the park by next summer. The alternative will not have the additional 268 acres of land that BRMC can provide, it will need to have more commercial activity to provide operating funds, and it’s availability date is up in the air.
You can help by emailing the county supervisors at: firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and by writing letters to the editors of local publications. Please let your supervisors know that you prefer the benefits of BRMC’s proposal and that you are confident in BRMC’s ability to be good stewards of this beautiful property.
Also, we’d like to make you aware of another relevant meeting next Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., also at the McCoart Building. This is a partner meeting of the Prince William Conservation Alliance to discuss open space and Silver Lake. The public is invited to participate and provide community input.
Michael J. Kieffer
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy