The Loudoun Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution calling for state funding to expand the state park planned in northwestern Loudoun.
The board is asking the General Assembly to approve a budget request for $2.9 million to acquire a 281-acre Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship from the Robert & Dee Leggett Foundation. That property was recently valued at $3.5 million.
Those 281 acres would join 600 acres already transferred to the state in June.
The county has approved zoning adjustments at that property to remove hurdles to the park’s development. Under the current plan, the Blue Ridge Center will continue to manage the land for as long as needed for the state, saving the state money on hiring new employees.