Upcoming Events 

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: Mt. Zion Historic Park, John Mosby Highway 40309, Aldie, Virginia

Photo courtesy of Sterling Run and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Join us from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for a tour of PEC's Roundabout Meadows farm property and the historic church and grounds at Mt. Zion near Gilbert's Corner!

Staff from PEC and NoVa Parks will be on hand to interpret the cultural, historical and ecological characteristics of both properties. PEC Staff will provide an update on the farm restoration practices and conservation efforts at Roundabout Meadows.

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.

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

SAVE THE DATE: Join us for a collaborative benefit for PEC, Shenandoah National Park Trust and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Enjoy wildlife tours, followed by cocktails and dinner on Racetrack Hill overlooking the beautiful landscape and Shenandoah National Park.

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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