The Limestone Valley Conservation District is a service-based organization that advocates the stewardship, protection and enhancement of the natural resources of 5 counties in Georgia: Cherokee County, Gilmer County, Pickens County, Whitfield County, and Murray County. We strive to sustain and improve the quality of life for our constituents.

Our vision is to be a professional conservation organization that provides high quality programs and services to our present and future residents as we work together to conserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources within the District.

Our goals

• To conserve, improve, and protect Georgia’s natural resources and promote statewide conservation goals

• To set priorities and direction for the needs of Cherokee County, Gilmer County, Pickens County, Whitfield County, and Murray County’s natural resources

• To educate local residents, municipalities, land owners, educators, and organizations that are involved with and concerned about wise natural resource stewardship

• To encourage using Best Management Practices to conserve the natural resources essential to the quality of life for these 5 county’s citizens, through development and implementation of technical, education, and financial assistance programs


James Petty

Mr. Petty has been an active board member with Limestone Valley since 6/8/04. As a life-long resident of Murray County, Mr. Petty has been involved in the farming industry his entire life. He grew up on a dairy farm and later ran the farm himself. After high school he joined the 101stAirborne for 2 years. He now runs a cattle and crop farm with his son. In his spare time, he likes to fly his personal plane and spend time with his family. He took over his dad’s position as supervisor when he retired. He would like to get water drainage issues taken care of in the future. 



district personnel

Kim Worley, District Program Assistant

watershed dams in our district

district services


No-Till Drill

meeting information

The Limestone Valley Conservation District meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 AM at the Davis House Restaurant in Ellijay, GA. To access previous meeting minutes and documents, please click below.


contact limestone valley conservation district

Kim Worley, District Program Assistant


Phone: 706-879-0440

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