Culpeper County

Culpeper County

PEC's Culpeper County office supports our land use and land conservation activities in the County. PEC is dedicated to promoting healthy communities and the preservation of Culpeper's rural character, environment and historic resources.

  • Save the Waterloo Bridge! Take Action to Save Waterloo Bridge by sending a letter to local, state and federal representatives, along with VDOT!
  • Over 750 acres of land in Culpeper County were protected by conservation easements in 2014. This brings the total of protected land in the county to approximately 16,759 acres.
  • 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.

From the Piedmont View

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

President's Letter - Fall 2015

Oct 20, 2015
Family at Hollin Farms in Delaplane. Photo by Debby Taylor.
We all love the Piedmont region. For many of us, that emotional connection stems from specific places. Our home. Our land. Our yard. Our familiar routes along byways and trails. A particular view, or…

A Day to Graze

Oct 20, 2015
At a recent pasture management field day, over 25 farmers, landowners and service providers toured Over Jordan Farm in Rappahannock County with Bean Hollow Grassfed owner Michael Sands. Sands gave…

What a Summer!

Oct 20, 2015
The Fellowship group of 2015, selected from a competitive national pool of applicants, took advantage of the incredible opportunities made available by PEC and its partners. From visiting the Jones…

Look at All the Stars!

Oct 13, 2015
A few weeks ago, friends from D.C. were visiting for the weekend. As the evening wore on, we found ourselves outside discussing current events, the latest gossip, and our plans for the fall—when,…

Finding a Place to Grow

Jun 10, 2015
Access to affordable tillable farmland and pasture is one of the primary barriers for next-generation farmers and a healthy evolution of the agricultural economy in the Virginia Piedmont. Many…

More Local Issues

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    May 27, 2015

    Weigh in on Culpeper's Comprehensive Plan

    This summer, Culpeper County is going through the process of updating its plan for future growth and development and its important that you weigh in on this vision. Five community meetings have been scheduled to allow for the public to weigh in with the Planning Commission and county staff. Read More
  • Dec 11, 2014

    Culpeper Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: The Planning Commission may soon have a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Clevengers Village development, which was approved for the north end of the county in 2005. The new urbanist street layout, including pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure, would be removed from the plans. Read More
  • Jun 13, 2013

    Conservation Easements in Culpeper

    Virginia’s Piedmont is a unique place with exceptional natural resources, productive farms and forests, and a landscape steeped in history. The farms and forests in Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s five-county region are vital to the financial well-being of the regional and state economy, and each year hundreds of thousands of tourists come to experience our natural wonders and historic heritage. This article was written for the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District's Spring 2013 newsletter. Read More
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    Dec 13, 2011

    Ordinance Would Fast-Track Development in Culpeper's Rural Areas

    Culpeper County is considering a new zoning ordinance that would encourage sprawl, lower property values, and dramatically change the scenic character of our rural areas. The Planning Commission will hold a second public hearing on December 14th, 2011 to review the proposed change -- known as ''cluster zoning." Please take a moment to read about this issue and contact the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors with your comments. Read More
  • Dec 13, 2011

    Developer Still Considering 275 Homes in Clevenger's Corner

    Update: At its April public hearing, the Culpeper County Planning Commission made a recommendation to deny the rezoning by a vote of 9-0. With the resignation of Supervisor Tom Underwood and his replacement with former Supervisor John Coates, the Board of Supervisors have agreed to delay the public hearing on the rezoning until its July meeting. Read More

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