Madison County

Madison County

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

  • 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.
  • 22 acres of land in Madison County were protected by conservation easements in 2014. This brings the total of protected land in the county to approximately 14,384 acres.

From the Piedmont View

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

PEC Awarded Madison Family Cup for Conservation Efforts

Dec 12, 2014
PEC receives the Madison Family Cup Award at Montpelier. Photo by Kelley Spurlock, courtesy of The Montpelier Foundation
In early November, the National Society of the Madison Family Descendants honored PEC with the Madison Family Cup for its noteworthy conservation efforts at Montpelier and the surrounding Orange County environs.

A Tale of Two Alums

Dec 12, 2014
Pablo Teodoro stands outside of his store, Great Harvest Bread Co., in Old Town Warrenton.
Since 2009, PEC has offered the Exploring the Small Farm Dream course to aspiring farmers—helping them take a long hard look at their dreams and to answer the question, “Is starting a farm business a good fit for me?” As the title of the course suggests, every partici­pant comes to the course with their own unique dream—an idea that they want to explore. It is these dreams that form the starting point of the course, which evaluates student’s goals, skills, interests, physical and financial resources, and the merits of their ideas in order to settle on a course of action.

Farmer-Chef Express

Sep 15, 2014
Local chef Justin Garrison
The Piedmont Environmental Council is always looking for ways to strengthen our local food economy. After a lot of brain­storming, developing and website testing, Farmer-Chef Express was launched this past August!

Spectra Energy Gas Pipeline Suspended

Dec 11, 2013
If you're not on our email list, you may have missed that there was some welcome news on the proposed Spectra Energy gas pipeline, which affected Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties.

Teaming Up to Save the "Brookie"

Dec 11, 2013
Virginia’s state fish, the eastern brook trout, is in trouble. The Commonwealth’s only native trout has seen a sharp decline in population due to a detrimental combination of rising temper­atures, physical barriers to streamflow, pollution, and habitat loss. Many expect the species to be added to VA’s Wildlife Action Plan list in the near future.

More Local Issues

  • Dec 11, 2014

    Madison Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: In partnership with local landowners and Trout Unlimited, PEC recently completed a survey of 124 road crossings along several high quality trout streams that flow out of Shenandoah National Park into the Piedmont region. Madi­son County waterways surveyed in the study were funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and include the Conway River, Rose River, Strothers Run, Garth Run, Kinsey Run, Rob­inson River and the Hughes River. Read More
  • Sep 24, 2013

    Madison Civil War Essay Contest

    As part of the Commemoration of the Battle of Jack's Shop, Madison High School juniors competed in an essay writing contest, describing Madison County during the Civil War. We would like to congratulate Samantha Camilletti for submitting the winning essay. She was presented with a cash scholarship award donated by Virginia National Bank. You can read her essay below. Read More
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    Aug 29, 2013

    Remembering Madison's "Battle of Jack's Shop"

    On September 21, 1863, the largest Civil War battle in Madison County took place. Known today as “The Battle of Jack’s Shop,” it was one of the largest cavalry engagements of the entire war. Madison County historian Harold Woodward, Jr. often quips that “it was the biggest cavalry battle you’ve never heard of.” To recognize the impact it had on the County and the war, The Piedmont Environmental Council, the Madison County Historical Society and the Madison Chamber of Commerce & Tourism have planned a number of activities at Madison County High School and Hoover Ridge Park. This email alert was sent out on August 29, 2013: Read More

Madison County

PEC Staff:

Peter Hujik
Madison & Orange County
Land Conservation Officer

Dan Holmes
Director of State Policy &
Land Use Field Officer

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