Upcoming Events 

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, 8:30 AM
Location: Haiti Street, Haiti Street, Warrenton, Virginia

As part of Habitat for Humanity's ongoing neighborhood revitalization efforts - which support a resident-driven vision for improving the quality of life in their neighborhood - Fauquier Habitat for Humanity and The Piedmont Environmental Council invite you to join us and residents for a yard clean-up day, then enjoy some food, prizes and live music with a DJ! 

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, 11:30 AM
Location: Prospect Hall Shooting Club, 187 Brucetown Road , Kearneysville, West Virginia

Photo by John Moring

If you enjoy shooting and like to practice your skills while also supporting a worthy cause, please join The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) for lunch and a shooting event at beautiful Prospect Hall Shooting Club. The top three scoring male and female shooters will receive prizes, provided by Tri County Feed, Fashion, and Finds! Shooters will go through the course in teams of five. Join us for a chance to meet and shoot alongside awarding-winning competition shooter, Britton Condon!

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, 1:00 PM – Monday, October 23rd, 2017, 10:00 PM
Location: North Hatcher Avenue 355, Purcellville, Virginia

Join the Town of Purcellville's Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, October 22 for a fun day in nature! Explore this 10-acre area, considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town of Purcellville, go on guided nature walks, enjoy hands-on activities, meet local nature experts, see live animals with the Wildlife Ambassadors, hear live music performed by Willie White, catch and identify creek critters, join in the Town's annual Arbor' Day celebration, and be part of the Mayor's Monarch Pledge!

Monday, October 23rd, 2017, 5:30 PM
Location: Random Row Brewing, 608 Preston Avenue , Charlottesville, Virginia

Are you a landowner interested in leasing out your farmland? Are you a beginning or established farmer looking for farmland to lease?

Please join us for a networking happy hour to talk about farmland leasing! Light refreshments and drink specials provided. Virginia Farm Link will also be in attendance to provide information on state-wide land linking opportunities.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 12:00 PM
Location: Bald Top Brewing Company, Thrift Road 1830, Madison, Virginia

Photo via Rural Madison

Bald Top Brewing Co and Rural Madison Inc. are proud to present the 2017 Hops & Homestead Festival, featuring local seasonal produce, fine arts, hand made and hand decorated crafts, homesteading and agricultural demonstrations, live entertainment, food, and children’s activities.

Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: Stanardsville, Virginia

The dedication of the Madison County memorial in 2015. Photos by Kristie Kendall

This memorial was built to commemorate those people displaced from the Blue Ridge Mountains during the development of Shenandoah National Park.

This project is one of a number of monuments being created in the region. The Blue Ridge Heritage Project plans to encourage historical and cultural tourism to the area and educate these visitors about the people who lived in this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains before the park.

Monday, October 30th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: George Washington University - Ashburn Campus, Academic Way 20101, Ashburn, Virginia

Join Sustainable Loudoun at their 11th Annual Dos Sandros Fall Energy Summit!

Land cover and land use change significantly alter the earth system, with impacts ranging from climate change to biodiversity loss. Earth observations from satellites enable the production of globally consistent, locally relevant records of land change that can be used to more precisely measure such impacts. Global land change mapping is a big data application where image archives are mined to generate thematic information for a host of land cover and land use change dynamics. The presentation will include examples of these dynamics, from deforestation to urbanization, including discussions of drivers and outcomes.

Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 9:00 AM
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Remount Road 1500, Front Royal, Virginia


(Two-day workshop)

Are you looking to take your trail camera success to the next level? Are there species you’ve always wanted to capture but they’ve eluded you time and time again? Are you thinking of investing in some trail cameras but need some guidance to make sure your investment is worthwhile?

Monday, November 6th, 2017, 5:30 PM
Location: The Copper Fish, East Davis Street 140, Culpeper, Virginia

Are you a farmer looking to sell to restaurants or retailers? Are you a chef or retailer hoping to provide fresh, local products to your customers?

Making local food market connections can be difficult. It takes time, outreach and commitment. Having the opportunity to talk face-to-face can make the process easier!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Location: The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 4th Street Northwest 233, Charlottesville, Virginia

Photos by Peter Krebs.

Please join The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission as we begin a series of community conversations about ways for the Charlottesville and Albemarle to develop a bicycle and pedestrian system in the urban core that links together places where people live, work, shop, and play. We have invited two guests to share their share experiences, inspirations and lessons learned.

Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: Paris Apothecary, 692 Federal Street , Paris, Virginia

The Paris Apothecary presents... the 1st annual Banjos & Botanicals event series! The series hosts incredible musicians, artists & speakers in celebration of the connections between people, plants & music.

Have you ever started a field sketchbook but ended up with incomplete pages and inconsistent entries? This class with botanist and artist, Lara Call Gastinger, will teach basic plant identification, how to observe and document plants, while successfully starting and maintaining a field sketchbook. This is a great class to get to know your surroundings and start a journal.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 8:00 PM
Location: Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Virginia

A talk by environmental activist and author Terry Tempest Williams.

She has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward all life forms. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. "So here is my question," she asks, "what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?"

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