Upcoming Events 

Friday, October 19th, 2018, 7:00 PM
Location: Buckland Love Museum, 6275 Vint Hill Road , Warrenton, Virginia

The Battle of Buckland Mills took place 155 years ago when the Union and Confederate calvary clashed in this final chapter of the Bristoe Campaign. There will be a presentation on the battle, informal discussion, exhibits and maps of the battle, and the museum will be open with history and artifacts telling the history of Buckland and founding Love family. Event host: Buckland Love Museum.

Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 9:30 AM
Location: Castle Hill Farm, 6132 Gordonsville Road , Keswick, Virginia

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Good ruralism and good urbanism go hand in hand. Come visit Castle Hill Farm, a beautiful, historic property in Keswick for PEC's 2018 annual meeting. Start with light conversation, sit in on a short workshop, and then enjoy lunch while hearing from influential urbanist thought leader, Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns. 

Tickets are $25 for PEC members and $35 for non-members. Lunch is included. Kids under 12 are free. 

Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 11:30 AM
Location: Prospect Hall Shooting Club, 187 Brucetown Road , Kearneysville, West Virginia

If you enjoy shooting and like to practice your skills while also supporting a worthy cause, please join The Piedmont Environmental Council for lunch and a shooting event at beautiful Prospect Hall Shooting Club. The top three scoring male and female shooters will receive prizes! Shooters will go through the course in teams of five. Once again Tri-County Feeds, Fashions, Finds is sponsoring the gift cards for the winners. Shooters will go through the course in teams of five.

Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Rappahannock Recreation Center, 10 Park Lane, Washington, Virginia

Join us for this outdoor event showcasing educational games and programs for local land conservation, wildlife habitat, native and invasive plants and water quality. Meet up with PEC, Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority, Friends of the Rappahannock, RappFLOW, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Department of Forestry, Old Rag Master Naturalists, PRISM, Rappahannock Master Gardeners, Hill House Nursery, Rappahannock Landscaping and more of the local community at the park. The event will run from 1-4 pm. 

Sunday, October 21st, 2018, 4:00 PM
Location: Highland School Rice Theater, 597 Broadview Avenue , Warrenton, Virginia

Flooding, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes... Is this the new normal? The Warrenton Garden Club, with support from Finley's Green Leap Forward and the Piedmont Environmental Council, is pleased to host C-Change Conversations at its Annual Conservation Forum.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: CitySpace, 100 5th Street Northeast , Charlottesville, Virginia

This course is for anyone considering launching a small farm enterprise but are not sure where to start. Designed to guide students through an initial exploratory decision-making process, Exploring the Small Farm Dream bridges the gap between ideas and action. This course provides in-class exercises, homework, research and class discussions that will help you assess your skills and resources. The course dates are October 23, 30 & November 6, 13. Cost: $100 per person or $150 per couple.

Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 10:00 AM
Location: Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road , Leesburg, Virginia

Have you ever wondered what Banshee Reeks and Loudoun County looked like a hundred or even thousands of years ago? Dr. Emily Southgate, an historical ecologist, will describe how old maps and other records, aerial photographs, plants and especially pollen can be used to revisit historical land cover of the county and changes to the present day. She will interpret the historic vegetation in terms of the interactions of plant succession, human impacts, and climate change, with illustrations from specific landscapes familiar to most in the county.

Sunday, November 11th, 2018, 2:00 PM
Location: Education Building at the Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

Get a glimpse into the little-know world of plant-fungal relationships with Mary Jane Epps, Assistant Professor of Biology at Mary Baldwin University. Based on a range of recent studies in the scientific literature, we will explore how tiny fungal symbionts shape much of how plants interact with other organisms and their environment, often in surprising ways! Registration: Free and open to the public. Space is limited, arrive early.

Friday, November 30th, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Lewis Hall at Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Highway , Montpelier Station, Virginia

Join Virginia Working Landscapes, The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Virginia Quail Restoration Initiative for an informative workshop on imperiled grassland bird and pollinator species. Learn about the causes of their decline and how to support them by improving habitat on your property. The workshop will also feature a short walking tour of one of Montpelier's grassland restoration projects.

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