Bandy Field. Photo by Jay Paul.

“Forever Green” Bandy Field Protected by CRLC – Richmond Magazine

Article from Richmond Magazine by writer D. Hunter Reardon.

“Bandy Field Nature Park in Henrico County has been protected with a conservation easement since 2014. Soon the park will receive another layer of protection to ensure it remains an undeveloped green space, as the Friends of Bandy Field Inc., the nonprofit that has maintained the conservation easement, partners with the Capital Region Land Conservancy (CRLC).

‘We’re a land trust with 2,500 acres under easement,’ explains CRLC Executive Director Parker Agelasto. ‘We follow nationwide guidelines for best practices in conservation. We have strong financials and good governance.’

An easement permanently protects a property from development. The owner of an easement is usually an entity other than the property owner and holds the property owner accountable for protecting the land. Bandy Field is currently co-owned by the city of Richmond and the Friends of Bandy Field.

The Friends of Bandy Field board, CRLC board and Richmond City Council have all agreed to add CRLC to the park’s deed, with hopes it can be amended by the end of 2021.”

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