Frederick County protects 600 acres from development

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 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.