The Carr Property is an active hay farm with a total of about 114.52 acres of open grasslands with small areas of forest growth bordering Catoctin Creek. Originally approved for the development of 22 housing lots, the gift of easement will curtail the development rights resulting in a maximum of 3 lots. As there are currently two existing homes, only one more will be allowed on the property.
The Carr farm is an outstanding subject for land preservation and conservation. It consists or gently rolling farmland with woodland areas and creeks. The fields, tree lines, and streams all provide habitat and food sources for wildlife. The property also meets the criteria for conservation based on its scenic value. Rolling hillsides, pastures, trees and wildlife habitat provide pleasing examples of the scenic boundary between the Piedmont and Blue Ridge elevations.
The property which is located just outside of Waterford, VA falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area by legislation signed by President Bush in 2008. The legislation recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor which encompasses all or part of 15 counties in four states - Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
The land also has approximately 2,335 linear feet of frontage on Catoctin Creek, which from the Town of Waterford, running past the Property to its junction with the Potomac River is a State Designated Scenic River. The town of Waterford is a National Historic Landmark. Preserving this farm helps to protect the historic nature of the surrounding countryside which enhances Waterford's preservation efforts.