|Acres Preserved:||5,000 acres|
|Supported by:||415 Maryland Property owners through scenic easements|
Dominion Energy and George Washington’s Mount Vernon are now working together to find an alternate location for Dominion’s planned Charles Compressor Station, which is a part of the Eastern Market Access Project. As we work towards finding a mutually agreeable solution, we will share more details regarding the new natural gas compressor station location.
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association has released the following statement on Dominion Energy's October 15, 2018 announcement to not build a natural gas compressor plant on the Charles county site. The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association had stated its opposition to this potential development that would have marred the historic Potomac viewshed that they have long sought to preserve.
"Dominion will not build compressor station in Bryans Road" - Maryland Independent
This view inspired George Washington and continues to inspire tens of millions of guests.
Mount Vernon is working with the following organizations to protect Washington's View.
George Washington, 1793
Since our first president hundreds of leaders have enjoyed Mount Vernon's view.
Over the past 60 years, there have been many threats to this view. However, thanks to the efforts of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association and our many public and private partners Washington’s beloved view remains largely unchanged. Generations of leaders, families, and school groups, have enjoyed this view and we want to continue to preserve it for future visitors to Mount Vernon.Learn More