Chester County is home to high-quality streams and waterways, prime agricultural soils and important natural areas like the Hopewell Big Woods and the White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River. This web page provides information on environmental protection, including climate action planning, sustainability, and natural resource protection.
Guides focused on a variety of environmental planning topics, including open space protection and solar power.
The plan includes a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and an action plan for reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency throughout the county.
Chester County is an official county affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
Local ordinances, guidelines, and best management practices are important tools for the protection of natural resources.
Find natural resource mapping, data, and related publications here.
The protection and expansion of trees and woodlands supports the county's environmental health, climate policy, and social well-being
Learn more about Chester County's comprehensive plan, Landscapes3, Watersheds, and the Greenhouse Gas Report.
Watersheds is the county's integrated water resources plan and serves as the County-wide Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan.
Local case studies showcase successful sustainability and resource protection initiatives.
The Planning Commission coordinates with other County departments as well as Federal and State agencies to protect Chester County's resources.
This board will enhance the County's commitment to preservation and protection of the environment and focus on the balance, interplay, and impact of energy related initiatives and issues.
Clean energy initiatives can address climate change and reduce our carbon footprint.