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Upcoming Events 


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, 7:00 PM
Repeats every 7 days, until Mar 15, 2017
Location: Virginia Cooperative Extension - Fauquier, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Virginia

Are you thinking of starting a production farm or of diversifying an existing farm? If you answered yes then join us this spring to work with local educators, producers, and industry leaders to explore those ques- tions and evaluate your farming future.


Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 8:00 AM
Location: Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, 11661 Harpers Ferry Road , Purcellville, Virginia

Come for a bird walk in this beautiful preserve in the northwest part of Loudoun County. This monthly bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) takes you through this very diverse wildlife habitat that draws many species. Meet at the Education Center; bring binoculars if you have them.


Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 8:00 AM
Location: Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community Col, 18121 Technology Drive , Culpeper, Virginia

This is a “one-stop shop” for woodland owners wanting to better manage their land and citizen scientists desiring to expand their applied knowledge base! Multiple sessions to choose from, wide variety of speakers and opportunities to network with others.

From Fire and Fishers to Snakes and Streams… there is something here for everyone.


Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, 7:00 PM
Repeats every 7 days, until Mar 15, 2017
Location: Virginia Cooperative Extension - Fauquier, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Virginia

Are you thinking of starting a production farm or of diversifying an existing farm? If you answered yes then join us this spring to work with local educators, producers, and industry leaders to explore those ques- tions and evaluate your farming future.


Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Repeats every 7 days, until Mar 15, 2017
Location: Virginia Cooperative Extension - Fauquier, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Virginia

Are you thinking of starting a production farm or of diversifying an existing farm? If you answered yes then join us this spring to work with local educators, producers, and industry leaders to explore those ques- tions and evaluate your farming future.


Thursday, March 9th, 2017, 6:30 PM
Location: Earth Village Education, Marshall, Virginia

Join tree expert and master naturalist Carrie Blair for a beginner-friendly five-class series that will take you from arboreal ""zero to hero."" Early spring is a wonderful time of year to study plants because it's “bud break” season, when trees begin to produce buds, flowers, and leaves. Lots of growth and development happen in a short period of time, and we'll be able to monitor those changes from week to week.


Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College, 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper, Virginia

Shake off the winter blues! Ski, climb, paddle and bike your way to adventure at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The festival showcases environmental action and adventure in beautiful but threatened places around the world. Scientists join climbers to find new species in the clifftop rainforests of Mozambique and environmentalists team with U.S. Navy Seal amputees to restore coral reefs. Local residents of environmentally-threatened communities realize what’s at stake and stand up for their rights and the places they love.


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: The Piedmont Environmental Council, Horner Street 45, Warrenton, Virginia
Successful connections between landowners interested in land leasing and land seekers begins with both parties coming to the table prepared and with a vision. This workshop is geared toward landowners and will provide information and resources on agricultural and conservation considerations that can be incorporated into leasing arrangements. Join us from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at PEC's headquarters office in Warrenton to learn more.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: The Piedmont Environmental Council, 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Virginia


Successful connections between landowners interested in land leasing and land seekers begins with both parties coming to the table prepared and with a vision. This workshop is geared toward land seekers and will cover the Land Access Module of the Virginia State University Whole Farm Planning program. Join us from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at PEC's headquarters in Warrenton to learn more.


Friday, March 24th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Springs Battlefield, 1400 Parker Lane , Bluemont, Virginia

Join us for a showing of Bobwhites on the Brink, an inspiring national documentary from the syndicated This American Land series which details the plight of the Northern Bobwhite quail and efforts to restore its habitat range wide. Following the movie, local experts from the Quail Recovery Initiative, Piedmont Environmental Council, and Virginia Working Landscapes will discuss the state of the Bobwhite in Virginia, what can be done to bring them back to your property, and how you can effectively manage the same habitat for pollinators, songbirds and big game.


Thursday, March 30th, 2017, 7:00 PM

The most successful farmland matches are built on relationships between land seekers and landowners who are well prepared, informed and supported. Landowners interested in expanding their land into agricultural use and land seekers searching for land to start a farming business are invited to this social hour--take this opportunity to meet and begin a dialogue with others that could lead to a future match.


Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: James Madison's Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy , Montpelier Station, Virginia

Explore beyond the Mansion and the lawn to the woods of Montpelier and consider society’s dependence on this resource then and now. The walk through President Madison’s beloved woodlands will be led by Virginia Master Naturalists through a state-of-the-art trail showcasing various forest & habitat tending methods.


Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: Buchanan Hall, 8549 John S Mosby Highway, Upperville, Virginia

This is an American Daffodil Society accredited horticultural competition of daffodils.


Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: Cecil Mission, Stanardsville, Virginia

The Cecil Mission near Stanardsville.

SAVE THE DATE: Join The Piedmont Environmental Council on Saturday, April 22nd for a trip back in time to learn about the mountain culture of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. On the land of the Cecil Mission in Greene County, which was organized around 1910, this event will include tours of the mission’s chapel building, family photo displays, memorabilia, oral histories, and a historical overview of the area.


Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, 9:00 AM
Location: NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike , Annandale, Virginia

Save the Date

The objective of this annual Festival is to increase both the college and local community awareness of regional, national, and global environmental issues and provide information regarding ways that individuals can help preserve the environment. This year’s theme is “We Are All Downstream – what’s in our oceans, rivers, streams, and creeks?”


Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia

From the event website:

"Join the People’s Climate Movement in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love."


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.


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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