Upcoming Events 

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 9:00 AM – Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 3:00 PM
Location: Crossroads United Methodist Church, Crossroads Drive 43454, Ashburn, Virginia

This is a six-session course in sustainable landscaping. Learn how your garden can have a positive impact on the environment. Landscape for Life is a sustainable landscaping course developed by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Learn 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.

Offered in partnership with The Piedmont Environmental Council, Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, and Watermark Woods.

Cost: $60

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Sunday, November 6th, 2016 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Quaker Meeting House, Lincoln Road 18204, Purcellville, Virginia

The Loudoun Preservation Society will be hosting the Lincoln Historic Homes Tour on Sunday, November 6. All proceeds from the event will go to support its Grants Program. Since the Grants Program’s beginning in 1973, over $850,000.00 has been awarded to Loudoun organizations for preservation and restoration projects.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016 10:00 AM – Sunday, November 13th, 2016 5:00 PM
Location: Central Virginia

For one weekend every fall, artisans in Central Virginia open their doors for you to explore their working spaces. This fall on November 12 & 13 from 10 – 5 see where they create; learn why they create; and examine how they create. It's a fun, unique opportunity and a great way to spend a fall weekend! Consider making the Tour a 2-day experience and enjoy other area offerings. Information about lodging can be found here. The popular passport program provides a chance to win a $300 work of art from any of the Tour artisans.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: The Old Stone School, Charles Town Pike 37098, Purcellville, Virginia

Come to the Old Stone School for “A Night with John Muir” on November 12. John Muir is the legendary conservationist who founded the Sierra Club and was instrumental in getting President Roosevelt to establish our National Parks System, which Ken Burns calls “America’s best idea.” 2016 is the centennial celebration of our parks…so the 1916 theme in Hillsboro continues! Doors open at the Old Stone School at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Orlean Fire Hall, Leeds Manor Road 6838, Marshall, Virginia
Price: Free

PEC and their conservation partners are leading an effort in the Thumb Run watershed, which includes Hume, Orlean and Marshall, to improve wildlife habitat and land stewardship through community engagement.

Join us at this year’s Open House to learn more about how to increase wildlife habitat and protect water quality on your own property and meet neighbors with similar interests. The event will feature presentations on the conservation of grassland birds by Amy Venclik of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, using native plants in landscape design to benefit pollinators and other wildlife by Janet Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery, and how to restore and sustain healthy and productive pasture for horses by Dr. Tania Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition, LLC and alum of M.A.R.E Center.

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