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Upcoming Events

There are always a ton of great conservation events happening throughout the Piedmont. Scroll down to learn more--

 

Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

August 29, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Barn at Lord Fairfax Community College 6480 College Street, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

Fall is almost here, which is a great time to plant many native perennials and shrubs that can provide a sanctuary for wildlife. Learn how to create better habitat for native birds, butterflies and ot...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Fauquier    |    The Barn at Lord Fairfax Community College





Adventures With Raptors

September 06, 2015 1:00 pm

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Morven Park 17263 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA

Join Deron Meador for an informative Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy program about raptors and their place in our natural world. The program will be followed by an opportunity for everyone to personally ...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Loudoun    |    Morven Park





Quail and Pollinator Habitat Field Day

September 11, 2015 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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TBA

Held at 2 different properties in Madison and Rappahannock CountiesHosted by the Virginia Quail Recovery Initiative, Virginia Working Landscapes and partners (PEC, VDOF, VDGIF, J.W. Townsend Landscape...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Rappahannock





9th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello

September 12, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Monticello 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello celebrates the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson, America’s “first foodie,” with more than 100 educational programs, hands-on workshops, gar...

Read more Cost: $ USD
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Albemarle and Charlottesville    |    Monticello





Fall Native Plant Sale: Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

September 12, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Morven Park 17263 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA

Beautiful fall blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ferns will all be available at the semi-annual Native Plant Sale held at Morven Park. Nature By Design, Hill House Farm & Nursery and Wate...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Loudoun    |    Morven Park





Landscape For Life Course

September 14, 2015 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Crossroads United Methodist Church 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147, USA

During this 5-session course, learn how just one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. Landscape for Life is a sustainable gardening course designed by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Cente...

Read more Cost: $60 USD
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Loudoun    |    Crossroads United Methodist Church





Pollinator Workshop

September 19, 2015 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 1500 Remount Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630, USA

Join PEC partners at Virginia Working Landscapes for an informative day all about pollinators!The morning session will focus on pollinator habitats, monarch conservation and advocacy, and local bee re...

Read more Cost: $25.00 USD
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Other    |    Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute





Snakes Alive!

September 19, 2015 2:00 pm

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Morven Park 17263 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA

Snakes play an important role in maintaining the balance and diversity of native species. They are preyed upon by larger species and in turn keep rodent and insect populations in check. While they spe...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Loudoun    |    Morven Park





Pick a Peck of Peppers

September 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fauquier Education Farm 8396 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

This is another repeat from last year that was washed out when Fauquier Education Farm tried to have a field day. They had a great crop of peppers but didn't get the chance to spread the word about ho...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Fauquier    |    Fauquier Education Farm





Charlottesville Area Tree Steward Training Class

October 06, 2015 6:00 pm

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Virginia Department of Forestry, Fontaine Research 900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

To become a tree steward, you must first complete the training class. The class is a two-month course consisting of eight lectures on a variety of topics as well as four field trips with information o...

Read more Cost: $95 USD
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Albemarle and Charlottesville    |    Virginia Department of Forestry, Fontaine Research





Pasture Management Field Day: Habitat Walk

October 15, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Over Jordan Farm Over Jordan Farm Lane, Flint Hill, VA 22627, USA

Pasture Management Field Day: Bean Hollow Grassfed Habitat Walk Join Virginia Working Landscapes’ Grassland Bird Coordinator, Amy Johnson, Outreach Coordinator, Charlotte Lorick, and Landowner Michael...

Read more Cost: Free USD
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Rappahannock    |    Over Jordan Farm





Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tour

October 16, 2015 8:00 am

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Nelson County

Enjoy an informative fall day with forest landowners, outdoor enthusiasts, and natural resource professionals. You will learn about options for sustainable forest and wildlife management and how they ...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Other    |    Nelson County





Smart Growth Walking Tour - Potomac Yards

October 17, 2015 9:00 am - October 24, 2015 12:00 pm

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Potomac Yard 2400 Main Line Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA

With the DC region's first BRT line (Metroway), a new Metro station in the works, and over 7 million square feet of new transit-oriented development in the pipeline, Alexandria's Potomac Yard is one o...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Other    |    Potomac Yard





Smart Growth Walking Tour - A Fairfax Transformation

October 24, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Fairfax (Starting point TBD)

In the last few years, new development has transformed the Dunn Loring-Merrifield community. Join PEC partners at The Coalition for Smarter Growth as they revisit the area to see the latest mixed...

Read more Cost: Free   |    Other    |    Fairfax (Starting point TBD)





Working Woods Walk at Montpelier

October 25, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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James Madison's Montpelier 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957, USA

Explore beyond the Mansion and the lawn to the woods of Montpelier and consider society’s dependence on this resource then and now. The walk through President Madison’s beloved woodlands will be led b...

Read more Cost: $10 USD
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Orange    |    James Madison's Montpelier





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