June 6 presentation set for Timberneck property

by Peter J. Teagle - Posted on May 16, 2018 - 04:05 PM

Residents of Gloucester and the rest of the Middle Peninsula will soon have an opportunity to make their voices heard regarding the Timberneck Farm property and a proposed state park there.

Gloucester Administrator Brent Fedors announced during Tuesday’s county board meeting that a formal presentation and public comment period for the property will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 in the T.C. Walker Educational Center auditorium.

The 644-acre parcel in Ordinary is owned by The Conservation Fund. It was purchased in connection with the Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Memorandum of Agreement in which funding was provided for land acquisition and visitor interpretation facilities associated with Werowocomoco, a press release stated.

If approved by the General Assembly, the site would subsequently see infrastructure improvement in the form of picnic shelters, various boat ramps, overnight camping facilities, and an open-air education center, among others.

The location would eventually become a park managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.