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

President's Letter - Summer 2017

Jun 15, 2017
Some may not know that PEC is also the fiscal sponsor for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, an organization that focuses on planning and policies that support the best possible solutions for the…

On the Ground -- Summer 2017

Jun 15, 2017
Updates from the around the PEC region, organized by county. Albemarle: Utility Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation Sites in Albemarle. Clarke: Zoning, Planning and Conservation Updates. Culpeper:…

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…

Headwater Stream Initiative kicks off!

Sep 22, 2016
Do you own land along a stream? If so, then you may be interested in the Headwater Stream Initiative, a joint project from PEC and Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR). The initiative provides free…

Happy Anniversary PEC Fellowship!

Sep 22, 2016
Boasting 116 alumni since its inception, the seven-week Fellowship Program has helped future environmental leaders gain hands-on experience in a unique mix of topics such as land conservation, land…

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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