Rappahannock County

Rappahannock County

PEC is proud to join other local groups and interested citizens in successful efforts to protect the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Rappahannock County.

  • 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.
  • 979 acres in Rappahannock County were protected by conservation easements in 2015. This brings the total of protected land in the county to approximately 32,345 acres.

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…

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...

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. 

On the Ground Spring 2016

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

More Local Issues

  • Feb 12, 2015

    The Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA)

    RCCA was founded in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on preserving open space and farmland in Rappahannock County. Its mission was to ensure that Rappahannock County remains a scenic, rural community by promoting conservation easements and farmland preservation. Read More
  • Apr 20, 2015

    Rappahannock's Mountain Heritage: An Open House at the Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church

    On April 11, 2015, PEC hosted our fourth annual mountain heritage celebration in partnership with Rappahannock Historical Society at Sperryville's Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church. More than 250 people attended throughout the day - visitors learned about the rich culture and traditions of the families that once called these mountains home and many even walked the trails through Shenandoah National Park to see some of these former home sites in person. It was a wonderful day, filled with music, memories, and a renewed appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountain heritage. Thank you to all who took part! Please consider becoming a PEC member or renewing your membership to help make events like this one possible! Read More
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    Feb 11, 2015

    The Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation

    The Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation (the “Krebser Fund”) is dedicated to protecting important conservation lands and supporting conservation projects in Rappahannock County, Virginia. The Krebser Fund is a land conservation fund managed by the Piedmont Foundation--a 509(a)(3) supporting organization established to hold and manage the funds of The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). Assisting with the establishment of conservation easements in Rappahannock County is one of the chief purposes of the Fund. Read More
  • Dec 13, 2014

    Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance Dissolves and PEC Participates in Farm-to-School Week

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: The Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA) is planning to finalize the process of dis­solving itself as an organization and transfer its assets to the Piedmont Foundation this month. Those funds are designated for PEC’s Kresber Fund, which supports a variety of conservation efforts in Rappahannock County. A portion of the funds contributed by RCCA are prioritized for the Farmland Preservation Program. Read More

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