The scenic area designation creates a special area within the larger national forest where the forests, vistas, and drinking water supplies would be preserved, while logging and industrial development such as gas drilling and pipelines would be prohibited.
About Nancy Sorrells
For more than three decades, Nancy combined the vastly different careers of journalism, history and public service. She holds a master’s degree in local, regional and state history from James Madison University and an undergraduate degree in history from Bridgewater College. She served eight years (2004-2011) as an elected member of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors and four years on the Augusta County Service Authority. During her time on the board, she worked to promote tourism, watershed protection and agricultural vitality within the county and was a founding member of the award-winning Fields of Gold Agritourism initiative. Read more >
Water fuels the economic engines of agriculture and manufacturing in the Valley, underpins recreational opportunities, and draws tourists from around the world.
The county’s first-ever community solar projects generating power that goes back into the grid were approved at the August BZA meeting.
We won the ACP fight because of you and the thousands of others who refused to give up.
Getting the Valley’s unique places listed is key for our region to leverage funds that can preserve, protect, and promote.
It took two years of work, but 6.5 miles of the South River in Waynesboro have earned recognition as a Virginia Scenic River.
There is a lot to consider as the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors evaluate proposals and they want your input!
FERC, for the first time, seems genuinely interested in hearing from the people in the path of the pipeline.
For the first time ever, FERC seems sincere in wanting to improve its deeply flawed pipeline certification process
The Augusta County Planning Commission voted 4-3 against recommending to the Board of Supervisors that the 880-acre, 83 megawatt energy system was in “substantial accord” with the county’s comprehensive plan.
July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm