Regional, State and National

Regional, State and National

PEC joins with partner organizations to promote thriving communities and healthy natural resources in the Shenandoah Valley, the central Piedmont, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor and Northern Virginia counties.

  • 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.
  • Over 11,500 acres of land in Virginia's Northern Piedmont were protected by conservation easements in 2015. This brings the total of protected land in PEC's 9-county region to 387,300 acres.

From the Piedmont View

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

President's Letter - Summer 2016

Jun 06, 2016
We are mourning the loss of Bill Backer, long-time PEC supporter and Piedmont Foundation President, who passed away on May 13, 2016. An advertising genius who taught the “world to sing” when he…

Remembering Bill Backer

Jun 06, 2016
A brilliant communicator, Mr. Backer created iconic advertising campaigns such as the 1971 “Hilltop” commercial for Coca Cola featuring his jingle “I’d like to Teach the World to Sing,” “Tastes…

A Thank You and Best Wishes

Jun 06, 2016
...As Doug plans for his retirement in July, I reflect on what an honor it has been to work with him through the years. We all know Doug as hard-working, passionate, funny and fearless. We also know…

On the Ground Summer 2016

Jun 06, 2016
Find out some of the 'On the Ground' highlights from around PEC's region. Albemarle: Key Parkland Purchase, Historic Bridge at Risk Clarke: River and Roots Festival Culpeper: Working with Partners to…

Grazing Along

Jun 06, 2016
A large herd of fluffy, yet still intimidating, sheep run full speed through a gate as they’re rotated to an alternate pasture at Over Jordan Farm in Flint Hill, Va. “I don’t use herding dogs. The…

Montpelier-Grelen Trail Receives “Virginia Treasures” Award

Jun 06, 2016
Part of a nine-mile trail system with old-growth forests and meadows, the Montpelier-Grelen Trail links the historic James Madison’s Montpelier with Grelen Nursery, a 25-year-old working tree nursery…

More Local Issues

  • Jan 22, 2015

    Action Alert: Week 1 of the 2015 General Assembly

    Week 1 of the 2015 General Assembly has come and gone and, in this short 45-day session, things are moving quickly. Here’s an update on what we’ve seen happen in Richmond so far - the good and the bad - and some information on how you can assist in the process.. Read more from our 1/22/15 email alert! Read More

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