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

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…

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…

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…

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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