AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Four conservation groups in the Shenandoah Valley have been working together for year, but their partnership was made official on Tuesday.

Shenandoah Valley Network, Shenandoah Forum, Community Alliance for Preservation in Rockingham and Augusta County Alliance have joined forces to form the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley.

The new non-profit will continue to advocate for clean water, thriving communities, and rural landscapes.

“We love the Shenandoah Valley,” said alliance member Nancy Sorrells. “We love what it is and we want the future to be something that we’re all proud of and that we can all respect and love. That’s a pretty powerful force and a force for the good.”

Sorrells said the groups will continue to fight against projects such as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but with the additional resources the group can do more to stand for things.