As indicated in our previous installment, the Tidewater and Big Bend Foundation (TBBF) is dedicated to restoring and preserving the historical and rural heritage of New Kent County. Through our efforts, eight historical homes and 5,500 acres have been acquired by the Foundation and forest clearing for pastures and farming has begun. Driving through our lovely County you’ll soon see miles of white fences, managed landscapes, and stately houses capturing the good – and the evil – of our antebellum properties.
Thank you for allowing me to update you on the progress made by the Tidewater and Big Bend Foundation (TBBF) and its work in New Kent and Charles City. The Foundation takes its stewardship role seriously and periodically reviews with the public its accomplishments and still-to-be-completed work. This update follows a previous letter to the Editor and an article in another publication and provides the current status of all the properties within our portfolio.
I’d like to update you on the Tidewater and Big Bend Foundation’s endeavors. While our websites, www.TidewaterandBigBend.org and www.CumberlandEstate.com, offer detailed insights, a brief overview here might be helpful for our community. This will also become a reoccurring series in New Kent Neighbors for the year to come.