The Blue Ridge Mountains: A friend at risk
By Larry Malone (published in Nov. 2022 edition of Loudon Now)
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains and other conservation groups have grave concerns about the inadequate protections for the Blue Ridge Mountains provided by Loudoun’s current draft of a new zoning ordinance
We challenge you to stop thinking of the Blue Ridge Mountains as just the pretty background against which we in Loudoun live our lives. Do not take for granted their continued existence as they are today. They need help to persist in helping us.
We all need to realize the Blue Ridge is absolutely essential to the financial and environmental health of the County, and critical to the physical health of its citizens.
Think of the Blue Ridge as a big blue machine. What does this machine do?