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An official website of the Chester County Government.


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.

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Planning Guides

Environmental Planning Guides

Guides focused on a variety of environmental planning topics, including open space protection and solar power. Learn More

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan

The plan includes a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and an action plan for reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency throughout the county. Learn More


Keep Chester County Beautiful

Chester County is an official county affiliate of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. Learn More

Clean Energy

Clean and Sustainable Energy

Clean energy initiatives can address climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. Learn More


Protecting Natural Resources

Local ordinances, guidelines, and best management practices are important tools for the protection of natural resources. Learn More


Woodlands and Tree Protection

The protection and expansion of trees and woodlands supports the county's environmental health, climate policy, and social well-being. Learn More


Resources for Homeowners Associations to Advance Sustainable Practices

There are countless resources produced by various organizations related to adopting sustainable practices. Learn More

Sustainable Infrastructure Practices

Sustainable practices protect the environment and reduce waste. Learn More


Natural Resources Mapping and Data

Find natural resource mapping, data, and related publications here. Learn More


Environmental and Energy Advisory Board

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. Learn More


Environmental Planning Partners

The Planning Commission coordinates with other County departments as well as Federal and State agencies to protect Chester County's resources. Learn More


County Environmental Planning Policies

Learn more about Chester County's comprehensive plan, Landscapes3, Watersheds, and the Greenhouse Gas Report. Learn More