Madison County

Madison County

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

What's Happening In and Around Madison

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Madison Landowners Protect over 1,160 Acres in 2013


PEC Press Release -- Jan 22, 2014

Six properties in Madison County, totaling approximately 1,160 acres, were protected by conservation easements in 2013. This brings the total of conserved land in the county to approximately 14,362 acres.

“2013 was a strong year for conservation throughout Madison County,” remarked Peter Hujik, Land Conservation Officer for The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). “Landowners in the western part of the county conserved over 500 acres of land adjacent to Shenandoah National Park. In the eastern part of the county, in an area where the pace of conservation has been slower, landowners protected two significant farms.”




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

Letter from the President- Fall 2014 Edition

One of the important characteristics of PEC is that we are relevant. Our mission, our programs, our actions, and our words are taken seriously, both within our communities and by theoutside world. And even though PEC gets the most attention for our stances in oppositionto questionable or poorly conceived projects such as the Dominion Transmission Line projector the Charlottesville Western Bypass, the reality is that the bulk of our work is proactive and positive in nature, and it matters Read More

Farmer-Chef Express

The Piedmont Environmental Council is always looking for ways to strengthen our local food economy. After a lot of brain­storming, developing and website testing, Farmer-Chef Express was launched this past August! Read More

Spectra Energy Gas Pipeline Suspended

If you're not on our email list, you may have missed that there was some welcome news on the proposed Spectra Energy gas pipeline, which affected Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties. Read More

Teaming Up to Save the "Brookie"

Virginia’s state fish, the eastern brook trout, is in trouble. The Commonwealth’s only native trout has seen a sharp decline in population due to a detrimental combination of rising temper­atures, physical barriers to streamflow, pollution, and habitat loss. Many expect the species to be added to VA’s Wildlife Action Plan list in the near future. Read More

On the Ground

Read On the Ground updates for Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties. Read More

Find Events Near You

There are always a ton of great conservation-themed events happening throughout the Piedmont. Whatever your interests -- local food, nature, history, getting outdoors or learning something new -- there is sure to be an interesting event on the horizon!

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Madison -- More Local Issues

  • Sep 24, 2013

    Madison Civil War Essay Contest

    As part of the Commemoration of the Battle of Jack's Shop, Madison High School juniors competed in an essay writing contest, describing Madison County during the Civil War. We would like to congratulate Samantha Camilletti for submitting the winning essay. She was presented with a cash scholarship award donated by Virginia National Bank. You can read her essay below. Read More
  • Aug 29, 2013

    Remembering Madison's "Battle of Jack's Shop"

    On September 21, 1863, the largest Civil War battle in Madison County took place. Known today as “The Battle of Jack’s Shop,” it was one of the largest cavalry engagements of the entire war. Madison County historian Harold Woodward, Jr. often quips that “it was the biggest cavalry battle you’ve never heard of.” To recognize the impact it had on the County and the war, The Piedmont Environmental Council, the Madison County Historical Society and the Madison Chamber of Commerce & Tourism have planned a number of activities at Madison County High School and Hoover Ridge Park. This email alert was sent out on August 29, 2013: Read More
  • Feb 16, 2012

    Speaking at Madison Public Hearings

    Board of Supervisor public hearing meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Planning Commission public hearing meetings are the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Both Board of Supervisor and Planning Commission meetings are held in the County Adminstration Center in the Auditorium at 414 N. Main Street, Madison. Dates do sometimes change and are not regularly updated on the county webpage, so it is important to call the Jacueline Frye at 540-948-7500 x101 to confirm Board of Supervisor meeting times and dates and Betty Grayson at 540-948-7500 x119 to confirm Planning Commission meeting times and dates. Read More

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Madison County

PEC Staff:

Peter Hujik
Madison & Orange County
Land Conservation Officer

Dan Holmes
Director of State Policy &
Land Use Field Officer