Early Work on Chesterfield's Waterfront
First recorded by the Friends of Chesterfield’s Riverfront in 2004, this 26.5-acre easement is now held by Capital Region Land Conservancy since our merger with the Friends in 2014. It is located in the eastern extent of Chesterfield County, north of Route 10 and within the River’s Bend on the James subdivision. The property consists of a ridge flanked by steep slopes on either side leading to the old river channel of the James on the west. Little Rivers Bend is located directly across from Dutch Gap Conservation Area. The property contains a mature hardwood forest canopy with holly and mountain laurel understory on the bluff and bottomland hardwood forest in the river’s floodplain, with a former bald eagle’s nest located on the bluff.