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Environmental & Water Resources Information

Clarke County has abundant natural resources: the forested western slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains with 22 miles of the Appalachian Trail, 21.6 miles of the Shenandoah River and, on the western side of the river, the northern portion of the Shenandoah Valley. Underlying the Valley is limestone geology (karst terrain) characterized by sinkholes, springs, and sinking streams. Much of the county’s natural resource efforts are aimed at protecting its water resources as well as its predominately agricultural landscape and economy.

The Natural Resource Planner works with all sources of available assistance to plan for the allocation, management, and protection of Clarke County’s natural resources, sharing information about environmental issues and trends with community members. The Natural Resource Planner manages the Conservation Easement Program. 

Environmental Protection Plans & Ordinances
Karst Information
Groundwater Recharge and the Limestone Ridge
Water Resource Information
Drought & Flooding Information

Alison Teetor
Natural Resource Planner
(540) 955-5134

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