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It's a battle that's taken nearly 20-years, preserving a historic and beautiful landscape that takes you from suburban Loudoun County to the open spaces of the Piedmont, and Friday residents celebrated their victory.
The Piedmont Environmental Council says more than 9,500 acres in its nine-county region were protected by conservation easements last year.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will consider putting the Battlefield Bypass on the long term list of projects to alleviate local congestion and protect Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Forest totaling nearly 400 acres in Greene County is now protected under four conservation easements.
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