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Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 9:30 AM
Location: Orlean Volunteer Fire Department, 6838 Leeds Manor Road , Orlean, Virginia

Are you interested in becoming more involved with local water quality efforts? John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District (JMSWCD), in partnership with PEC and Friends of the Rappahannock, will be holding a Water Quality Monitoring Training on Saturday, April 29.

You will be trained on how to identify and assess macro invertebrates, measure physical and chemical properties of a stream, and properly sample for bacteria. After completion of this program, you will have the knowledge to conduct water quality monitoring with the District and will be able to assist in collecting important water quality data throughout Fauquier County.


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."


Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 9:30 AM
Location: Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center, 5527 Sullivans Mill Road , Middleburg, Virginia

Join us at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center for an inspiring and informative day. First, take in one or two workshops geared towards local policy and ways you can help protect your environment and quality of life. Then, hear from PEC's President Chris Miller about the 'State of the Piedmont' more regionally, before getting information about what's happening at the national level from keynote speaker, Robert Bonnie.


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

Join us for an evening of celebration to benefit the collaborative work of The Piedmont Environmental Council, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and Shenandoah National Park Trust. Enjoy wildlife tours, followed by cocktails and dinner on Racetrack Hill overlooking the beautiful landscape and Shenandoah National Park. There will be an award presentation honoring John and Mary Scott Birdsall for their life-long commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation.




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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