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 7,500 acres of land in Virginia's Northern Piedmont were protected by conservation easements in 2016. This brings the total of protected land in PEC's 9-county region to 394,963 acres.

From the Piedmont View

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

New Legislators, New Building & New Conservation Opportunities

Dec 17, 2017
With the elections behind us and the holidays consuming our thoughts, the 2018 Virginia General Assembly may not be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. However, the New Year is going to bring many…

Growing Connections: The Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows

Dec 17, 2017
Food brings people together. But healthy food is sometimes hard to come by. Despite Loudoun County’s reputation as a wealthy community, a surprising number of children in the county — one in 10 —…

President's Letter - Winter 2017

Dec 17, 2017
As we near the end of 2017 and contemplate the future, I am increasingly convinced that we, as Americans, as Virginians, and as members of our various communities, need to focus on finding common…

On the Ground -- December 2017 Update

Dec 17, 2017
Updates from the around the PEC region, organized by county. Albemarle: Courthouse, greenways & cell tower update. Clarke: Pollinator facilities, nature education & sporting clays. Culpeper: Solar…

Planting by Example

Jun 15, 2017
If you happen to walk by our office in Old Town Warrenton, you may notice some changes around the building — a little more green, some dashes of color and new trees to boot. And along with it being…

More Local Issues

  • Nov 11, 2016

    Post-election thoughts

    Coming out of the election there is a lot of concern, particularly within the environmental community, about the direction that federal policy will go over the next four years. What parts of campaign rhetoric will become reality? On that subject, only time will tell. Here at The Piedmont Environmental Council we have historically tried not to rely on federal policies, but rather the direct actions of residents, landowners, and businesses in the Piedmont region. It's a bi-partisan approach, and something we have found people of all political stripes can rally around. In that vein, here are some post-election thoughts from The Piedmont Environmental Council’s President, Chris Miller: Read More
  • 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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