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.
  • 1,210 acres of land in Clarke County were protected by conservation easements in 2016. This brings the total protected land in the county to over 24,900 acres.

From the Piedmont View

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

An Eye on Richmond

Dec 14, 2018
It’s that time of year. While most are consumed with thoughts about gifts for that impossible relative or honing survival skills for holiday parties, I find my mind preoccupied with Richmond and a…

President's Letter - Winter 2018

Dec 14, 2018
When PEC was created in 1972, the underlying motivation for many of the founders was to help the communities where they lived and the landscape they loved respond to massive forces of change. Thank…

On the Ground -- Winter 2018

Dec 14, 2018
Updates from the around the PEC region, organized by county. Albemarle: Strengthening growth management in Albemarle. Clarke: Promoting and celebrating Conservation. Culpeper: A Finger on the Scale…

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
  • Apr 30, 2018

    Call for Entries: Book and Art Show to Highlight Nature in Clarke County

    Photos by Tim Farmer Do you love Clarke’s Great Outdoors? The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Barns of Rose Hill are proud to be sponsoring a community art project celebrating nature in Clarke County, Virginia. Selected artwork will be featured in a book and exhibited as part of a show at the Barns, both titled Clarke’s Great Outdoors. Photography, essays, short stories, sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, fiber arts – any medium really - are all welcome, as long as the work is inspired by Clarke’s Great Outdoors! 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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