Culpeper County

Culpeper County

PEC's Culpeper County office supports our land use and land conservation activities in the County. PEC is dedicated to promoting healthy communities and the preservation of Culpeper's rural character, environment and historic resources.

  • Save the Waterloo Bridge! Take Action to Save Waterloo Bridge by sending a letter to local, state and federal representatives, along with VDOT!
  • Over 1,300 acres of land in Culpeper County were protected by conservation easements in 2015. This brings the total of protected land in the county to approximately 18,000 acres.
  • Our Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign helps people find local food and drink options!The campaign also builds relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets, retailers, restaurants, and institutions.

From the Piedmont View

The following articles appeared in PEC's Membership Newsletter -- The Piedmont View

President's Letter - Spring 2016

Mar 18, 2016
In February, I faced a new challenge—explaining the mission and programs of PEC to millennials. I was asked to give a guest lecture to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at the…

Solar Panels at our Horner Street Office

Mar 23, 2016
In 2016, The Piedmont Environmental Council had 38 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of our newly renovated and expanded headquarters office. 

This Year's General Assembly

Mar 18, 2016
Update of the 2016 General Assembly
Each winter, one hundred state delegates and forty state senators convene for the Virginia General Assembly, in either a 45-day “short session” or a 60-day “long session.” This year—it was a long…

Good News for the Brook Trout

Mar 18, 2016
We’re continuing our efforts to increase the habitat available to the eastern brook trout and other fish species with two pilot culvert removal projects...

On the Ground Spring 2016

Mar 18, 2016
Waterloo Bridge still awaits repair
Updates from our field offices around the Piedmont...

More Local Issues

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    May 27, 2015

    Weigh in on Culpeper's Comprehensive Plan

    This summer, Culpeper County is going through the process of updating its plan for future growth and development and its important that you weigh in on this vision. Five community meetings have been scheduled to allow for the public to weigh in with the Planning Commission and county staff. Read More
  • Dec 11, 2014

    Culpeper Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: The Planning Commission may soon have a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Clevengers Village development, which was approved for the north end of the county in 2005. The new urbanist street layout, including pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure, would be removed from the plans. Read More
  • Jun 13, 2013

    Conservation Easements in Culpeper

    Virginia’s Piedmont is a unique place with exceptional natural resources, productive farms and forests, and a landscape steeped in history. The farms and forests in Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s five-county region are vital to the financial well-being of the regional and state economy, and each year hundreds of thousands of tourists come to experience our natural wonders and historic heritage. This article was written for the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District's Spring 2013 newsletter. Read More
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    Dec 13, 2011

    Ordinance Would Fast-Track Development in Culpeper's Rural Areas

    Culpeper County is considering a new zoning ordinance that would encourage sprawl, lower property values, and dramatically change the scenic character of our rural areas. The Planning Commission will hold a second public hearing on December 14th, 2011 to review the proposed change -- known as ''cluster zoning." Please take a moment to read about this issue and contact the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors with your comments. Read More
  • Dec 13, 2011

    Developer Still Considering 275 Homes in Clevenger's Corner

    Update: At its April public hearing, the Culpeper County Planning Commission made a recommendation to deny the rezoning by a vote of 9-0. With the resignation of Supervisor Tom Underwood and his replacement with former Supervisor John Coates, the Board of Supervisors have agreed to delay the public hearing on the rezoning until its July meeting. Read More

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