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Goose Creek Association Presentation by Lori Keenan McGuinness – November 17th at the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy

Please join Lori Keenan McGuinness on Saturday, November 17th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy in Broad Run for a Presentation on the History and Health of the Goose Creek Watershed. This is a FREE event and open to the public. Please rsvp to

Conservation Coalition to Host Comprehensive Plan Town Hall Meeting

The Loudoun Preservation and Conservation Coalition will lead a community meeting Oct. 23 to provide detailed information about how the proposed Loudoun 2040 Comprehensive Plan could impact the county’s rural character and historic resources.

The meeting, sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area Association, will be held at the Bluemont Community Center starting at 6:30 p.m.

The county is working to rewrite its comprehensive plan, the long-term guide to growth, development, and transportation in Loudoun. A committee of community stakeholders and special interest representatives has put together a first draft; the plan is now under review at the county Planning Commission.

The coalition has compiled a slideshow exploring growth projections from the current draft plan and warning that the county’s quality of life is threatened by development, traffic and continued growth. The Mosby Heritage Area Association and the Loudoun Preservation and Conservation Coalition are asking the residents to get more involved with the review process and to urge the Board of Supervisors to permit more community input into the plan.

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Country Spirit – Spring 2018

Goose Creek Canoe and Clean Up Day scheduled for October 6th, 2018

Please join us for this year’s Canoe Clean Up Day on October 6th. Please register at the link below. Rain Date may apply.


Goose Creek Association Annual Meeting and Report

The Goose Creek Association’s Annual Meeting will be held on June 12, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Tri-County Feeds Community Room.

Please join us for light refreshments and a presentation by Benjamin Shoemaker, Executive Director for the Fauquier County Water and Sanitation Authority on “Marshall and Fauquier County water provision and protection.”

Tri-County Feeds
7408 John Marshall Highway
Marshall, VA 20115

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2018 Golden Goose Award Party at Stoke, Middleburg, VA

Goose Creek Association’s Annual Golden Goose Award Party was held at lovely Stoke on April 13, 2018.  It was a beautiful evening and we named our 2018 Award recipient, Gem Bingol from PEC as the award winner.  Gem’s dedication and participation with the efforts of Goose Creek Association throughout the years made it an easy choice.  Gem is truly a “gem” and has worked closely with GCA in the past, offering her knowledge and expertise on many occasions as well as stream monitoring and training.  Thank you to our hosts, Mr. and Mrs. George Morison and Mr. and Mrs. Dulany Morison and to all our committed members for making this a truly special evening.




Join Goose Creek Association and our exciting team of volunteers for Stream Monitor Training on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Place: Goose Creek Association
119 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20117

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Final Appeal to the Loudoun BOS regarding the rezoning of land for the True North Data Center

Join our effort to send an appeal to the Loudoun BOS to DENY the rezoning of land along the Goose Creek for a Data Center. Please download the following letter, sign and email to all the Supervisors listed.

Thank you for your support. Click link for copy of letter.

True North Sample letter 12-18-17

To: The Honorable Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors

Phyllis J. Randall (Chair at Large):
Ralph M. Buona, Vice Chairman (Ashburn):
Suzanne M. Volpe, (Algonkian):
Tony R. Buffington Jr., (Blue Ridge):
Ron A. Meyer Jr., (Broad Run):
Geary M. Higgins (Catoctin):
Matthew F. Letourneau (Dulles):
Kristen C. Umstattd (Leesburg):
Koran T. Saines (Sterling):

Re: True North Data Center Rezoning Request, ZMAP-2017-0003, ZMOD-2017-0011

Dear Supervisor

Protecting and preserving the environment and quality of life in the Goose Creek Watershed and ensuring the integrity of Goose Creek itself is a matter of critical importance to residents and visitors of Loudoun County. I am writing today to ask that you PLEASE VOTE TO DENY THIS REZONING APPLICATION, scheduled for final vote on January18, 2018.

The True North Data center rezoning decision now pits vital resource protection against potential revenues. This stream of revenue is likely be replaced by continued data center development in areas of the county now zoned and prepared to host such a use. To approve this untimely and ill-warranted rezoning request is to bow unnecessarily to accommodate an industry already provided with multiple site options available without resort to rezoning.

Goose Creek is a valuable source of drinking water for Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. I ask you, the elected representatives of the individuals and families who live in and love this County, please vote to protect our irreplaceable and threatened water resources, protect Goose Creek, Deny the True North rezoning application. All Loudoun residents and visitors will thank you for protecting our state scenic river.

With sincere regards,

Recent Comments to the Fauquier BOS on the Waterloo Bridge Rehabilitation

November 8, 2017

Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
Warren Green Building
10 Hotel Street, Suite 208
Warrenton, Virginia 20186

RE: Comments On Resolution Supporting Rehabilitation of the Waterloo Bridge

Dear Supervisors:

The Goose Creek Association1 (GCA) is pleased to provide you with the following comments related to the Waterloo Bridge Resolution:

• GCA urges the BOS to vote in favor of the resolution supporting the rehabilitation of the Waterloo Bridge.

• Good citizens and the community have joined together to protect and preserve the bridge’s historic heritage in a cost efficient and economical manner.

• A vote in support of the resolution is a vote for preserving the historic character of our countryside and local roadways.

For these reasons, we urge the Board of Supervisors to vote in favor of the resolution supporting the rehabilitation of the Waterloo Bridge.

Sincerely yours,

Lori Keenan McGuinness
Chair for Fauquier County


Richard Gerhardt, Chairman – Cedar Run District –
Christoper Butler – Vice Chairman – Lee District –
Mary Leigh McDaniel – Marshall District –
Christopher Granger – Center District –
Holder Trumbo, Jr. – Scott District –
Board of Supervisors – Main –

1 The Goose Creek Association (GCA) is charged with monitoring stream water quality, proposed developments, zoning changes, and other actions that have potential impact on the environment and quality of life in the Goose Creek watershed in Fauquier and Loudoun Counties, VA. We are a nonprofit 501C3 organization with hundreds of members who share a determination to protect and preserve the natural resources, historic heritage and rural quality of life found in this beautiful part of Virginia.

GCA/LTVA Presents “Earth from Space” by Ellen Stofan – Nasa Chief Scientist

On Friday, February 2nd, 2018 The Goose Creek Association and The Land Trust of Virginia have once again teamed up to present an interesting lecture and presentation by Dr. Ellen Stofan, Nasa Chief Scientist, entitled “What we can learn about Earth from space”. Join us at the Hill School Theatre at 6pm. This event is open to the public.

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