Clarke County

Clarke County

Clarke County has a time-honored tradition of promoting and protecting its agricultural roots. It was one of the first counties in the nation to adopt protective zoning regulations, and continues to conserve its unique heritage.

  • 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.
  • 50 acres of land in Clarke County were protected by conservation easements in 2015. This brings the total protected land in the county to over 23,700 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…

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. 

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…

On the Ground Spring 2016

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

Burning to Restore Farmland

Mar 18, 2016
PEC's 141 acre property near Gilbert's Corner
PEC is heating things up. We are conducting a controlled burn, also known as a prescribed burn, on approximately 20 acres of our property near the intersection of Route 50 and Route 15 in Loudoun…

More Local Issues

  • Dec 11, 2014

    Clarke Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: PEC worked closely with Powhatan and Clarke County schools to coordinate the 8th annual Clarke Conservation Fair, which focused on habitat this year. Read More
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    Jan 15, 2013

    C Spout Run

    There are some exciting initiatives coming up in Clarke County to improve the Spout Run Watershed. One of those is a citizen stream monitoring program - a fun opportunity for you to get involved in a very hands-on way. Read More
  • Feb 17, 2012

    Support Nature & History, Support the Cool Spring Battlefield Park

    Update: Today, March 5th, the Board of Supervisors voted to reject the park proposal in a 3 to 2 vote. To read more about thier decision see the Clarke Daily News article available online. Read More

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