Events

Upcoming Events 


Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: 18393 Blueridge Mountain Rd,, Bluemont, Virginia

Join the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Sierra Club - Great Falls Group, 350 Loudoun, 350 Fairfax and other organizations to show support for protecting our land, communities and the Appalachian Trail from the unnecessary and unwanted onslaught of natural gas pipelines.


Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Location: Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway , Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable agriculture. The 11th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Seed Savers Exchange and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, celebrates Jefferson’s legacy in a fun, affordable, family-oriented, educational event promoting gardening, sustainability, local food, and the preservation of heritage plants.


Sunday, September 10th, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: PEC Warrenton Office, 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Virginia
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Join us for our 5th Annual Sustainable Landscaping Workshop in Fauquier County, which will be held at our office in Warrenton. This year we are excited to include a tour of the new landscaping around our office, where we've put into action many of the sustainable practices you'll learn about in this workshop.


Monday, September 18th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: Fairway Drive 47001, Sterling, Virginia

Monday mornings, 10:00am - 11:00am from September 18 - November 20, 2017 

Children are born naturalists! Foster your child’s inherent curiosity about the natural world by sharing in hands-on, nature-based activities. The Audubon Naturalist Society's Fresh Air Kids Class is for children ages 5 and younger along with a parent or caregiver. Classes might involve crafts, songs, books, and always a hike. Bring your lunch or snack. Mingle and meet other caregivers!


Friday, September 22nd, 2017, 8:30 AM
Location: Hanover Street 1119, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues and an opportunity to strategize with like-minded individuals about the best ways to tackle threats to our natural environment. This annual conference is hosted by the Virginia Conservation Network, a partnership of over 100 environmental organizations working together to create a powerful, diverse, highly-coordinated conservation movement in the Commonwealth.


Friday, September 22nd, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: Childrens Center Road Southwest 802, Leesburg, Virginia

Every Friday morning, 10:00am - 11:30am from September 22 - November 10, 2017 

Children are born naturalists! Foster your child’s inherent curiosity about the natural world by sharing in hands-on, nature-based activities. The Audubon Naturalist Society's Fresh Air Kids Class is for children ages 5 and younger along with a parent or caregiver. Classes might involve crafts, songs, books, and always a hike. Bring your lunch or snack. Mingle and meet other caregivers!


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, 9:00 AM
Location: Watermark Woods Native Plants, 16764 Hamilton Station Road, Hamilton, Virginia

Landscape for Life is a sustainable landscaping course developed by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

The 6-session course teaches how we can transform our home landscapes and public places into healthy refuges that benefit not only birds, pollinators, and other wildlife, but also the community and the Chesapeake Bay. Topics covered will include Soil, Water, Plants, and Habitat in the sustainable landscape.


Saturday, October 14th, 2017, 8:00 AM
Location: Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Road , Warrenton, Virginia

The Homesteaders of America conference is a self-sustainable conference of education and support for homesteaders across the United States and beyond. The 2017 conference will be held on October 14, 2017 in Warrenton, Virginia. The conference will have multiple key speakers, demonstrators, outdoor speakers, vendors, food stands, and more!


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


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


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