Group preserving Clarke, acre by acre

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Posted: February 25, 2013

The Winchester Star

An open air chapel stands atop at hillside at Holy Cross Abbey in Clarke County. The land is in conservation easement. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
A winding lane leads to the abbey. The land is forever protected from development through conservation easement.


In its 10 years of existence, Clarke County’s Conservation Easement Authority has negotiated 79 easements that have protected 4,860 acres from development, “retired” 175 building…

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