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Upcoming Events 


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 8:30 AM – Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Location: Omni Charlottesville, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

Join the Choose Clean Water Coalition for their 8th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference May 23-24 in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year, the conference will focus on ways that we as an environmental community can not only make a difference at the grassroots level, but collaborate and work as one. Now more than ever, we recognize how important it is to think local and act together.


Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: The Paramount Theater, 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.


Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 5:00 PM
Location: Castalia Farm in Keswick, Castalia Farm 600, Keswick, Virginia

The Keswick Hunt Club invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Keswick Hunt Club Fox Trot. Run or walk a beautiful and challenging 5K trail course in the heart of Keswick. Kids 12 & under run free in the Kids' Mile and Kids' Scramble. Join us for a "Hunt Breakfast" and wine tasting by Barboursville Vineyards following the races! Proceeds benefit the work of The Piedmont Environmental Council.


Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: Castleton Festival Theatre, 7 Castleton Meadows Lane , Castleton, Virginia

RLEP sponsors NASA Ambassador Greg Redfern in the Castleton Festival Building for a fabulous and colorful power point presentation of the Universe. This is a free event in support of RLEP’s STARRY SKIES OVER RAPPAHANNOCK project and Shenandoah National Park’s efforts to be certified a Dark Skies Park.


Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Remount Road 1500, Front Royal, Virginia

*This event is sold out.*

Join us for an evening of celebration to benefit the collaborative work of The Piedmont Environmental Council, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and Shenandoah National Park Trust. Enjoy wildlife tours, followed by cocktails and dinner on Racetrack Hill overlooking the beautiful landscape and Shenandoah National Park. There will be an award presentation honoring John and Mary Scott Birdsall for their life-long commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation.


Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: Blandy Experimental Farm, Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, Virginia

Join with Blue Ridge PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) to learn how to identify and manage invasive species during the summer season!

Topics/activities include: Identifying and treating PRISM’s “terrible twelve’ and other invasives, invasive plant walk, and general landowner consultation.




Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: Ivy Creek Foundation, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

Join with Blue Ridge PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) to learn how to identify and manage invasive species during the summer season!

Topics/activities include: Identifying and treating PRISM’s “terrible twelve’ and other invasives, invasive plant walk, and general landowner consultation.


Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, 9:00 AM – Thursday, July 20th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Location: Natural Resources Drive 900, Charlottesville, Virginia

This 2-day professional development event will introduce middle and high school science teachers to local pine and hardwood forestry, sustainable forest management, and forest products. Participants will receive several Project Learning Tree® (PLT) modules (correlated to Va. SOL) and related teaching supplies. Instruction totals 14 hours; see your school administrator for recertification credit.


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