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Easements protect 608 acres in Frederick County

Monday - 12/30/2013, 3:10am  ET

GAINESBORO, Va. (AP) -- More than 600 acres in Frederick County have been protected from future development.

Four property owners worked with the Potomac Conservancy to place conservation easements on a total 608 acres.

Frederick County Conservation Authority chairman Diane Kearns tells The Winchester Star (http://bit.ly/1jUAXuD ) that it's the largest section of contiguous land under easement in the county.

Another 288 acres in the county owned by Kearns and her father also are protected by a conservation easement.

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Information from: The Winchester Star, http://www.winchesterstar.com


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