Greene County

Greene County

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From the Piedmont View

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

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:…

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…

Preserving History at Jack’s Shop and James City

Sep 22, 2016
PEC received a grant of $35,300 from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to research the history of two previously undocumented Civil War battles that occurred at…

Good News for the Brook Trout

Mar 18, 2016
We’re continuing our efforts to increase the habitat available to the eastern brook trout and other fish species with two pilot culvert removal projects...

More Local Issues

  • Apr 24, 2017

    Greene's Mountain Heritage: An Open House at Cecil Mission

    On April 22, 2017, the Piedmont Environmental Council hosted our sixth annual mountain heritage celebration at the Cecil Mission Chapel near Stanardsville. At least 100 people attended throughout the day - visitors learned about the rich culture and traditions of the families that once called these mountains home and some even walked the trails through Shenandoah National Park to see some of these former home sites in person. Event brochure >> Reverend David Wayland shared his reminiscences of ministering at Mission Home in Blackwell's Hollow during the latter day's of the mountain missions, as well as shared his impressions of the mountain people and their communities. Pickin' Daisies and Judy Pagter shared some beautiful music with us and 10 families brought displays, photo albums and memorabilia to share. It was a wonderful day, filled with music, memories, and a renewed appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountain heritage. Thank you to all who took part! With special thanks to Alan Yost of Greene County Economic Development and Tourism for sponsoring the event. Please consider becoming a PEC member or renewing your membership to help make events like this one possible! Read More
  • Dec 11, 2014

    Greene Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: This past fall, Greene’s Planning Commission kicked off its five-year review of the Comprehensive Plan with a public hearing to allow people to offer sug­gestions. PEC shared its ideas, and we will follow the discussion over the next few months. We’ve identified multimodal transportation, growth area planning, farming, rural agritourist businesses, and wireless as areas where the Plan could use some tweaking. Read More
  • Nov 10, 2014

    The Future of Greene County

    Greene County Public Hearing for 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update. On November 19, residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas about Greene’s future with the county Planning Commission. The commission is holding a “public hearing” to hear from residents as it begins its review of the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The current Plan was approved in 2010. This may be the only chance residents have to voice their opinions to the whole commission and influence what actually gets revised in the Plan. Read More
  • Feb 15, 2012

    Creekside—More Development and More Traffic on Rt. 29

    Update: At its February 28th meeting, the Greene County Board of Supervisors narrowly approved the Fried Companies requested rezoning to increase density on their 400+ acre parcel with a 3-2 vote. Supervisors Lamb and Peyton voted against the project while Supervisors Deane, Cox and Frydl voted for the project. Read More

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