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.
What's Happening In and Around Rappahannock
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Rappahannock Landowners Protect Over 825 Acres in 2013
PEC Press Release -- Jan 22, 2014
Last year was another great year for conservation in Rappahannock. Four properties in the County, totaling over 826 acres, were protected by conservation easements in 2013.
With over 31,250 acres now in conservation easement in Rappahannock, the acreage in easement is almost equal to the amount of land in the county that is protected by Shenandoah National Park (approximately 31,856 acres).
For those of you who have met me, you know I want to share everything I can about what PEC has beenup to... and that can make it difficult to write a letter like this one because I have a limited word count! However, as I think about some of our recent successes and upcoming challenges, one consistent theme keeps coming to mind—resilience. Read More
From the coast to the mountains, many landowners have been tending to their properties in Virginia for generations, carefully sustaining its resources and passing them on. In an effort to honor and highlight conservation efforts in our state, PEC has released For the Love of the Land: 100 Conservation Stories from Across Virginia. Read More
Like many Piedmont farms, Over Jordan Farm in Rappahannock has been a pasture-based operation for decades. After 20 years of overgrazing, however, it’s facing issues that are common in the region—poor soil health, a lack of grass and plant diversity and the resulting lack of nutrients for livestock. Read More
There are always a ton of great conservation-themed events happening throughout the Piedmont. Whatever your interests -- local food, nature, history, getting outdoors or learning something new -- there is sure to be an interesting event on the horizon!