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.

  • 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.
  • 533 acres of land in Madison County were protected by conservation easements in 2015. This brings the total of protected land in the county to approximately 14,900 acres.

From the Piedmont View

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

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…

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…

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…

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 18, 2016

    Madison's Mountain Heritage: An Open House at Graves Chapel

    On April 16, 2016, Piedmont Environmental Council hosted our fifth annual mountain heritage celebration at Graves Chapel in Graves Mill, Virginia. Nearly 300 attended over the course of the day - visitors learned about the rich culture and traditions of the families that once called these mountains home. Many even walked the trails through Shenandoah National Park to see some of these former home sites in person. 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!Please consider becoming a PEC member or renewing your membership to help make events like this one possible! Read More
  • Dec 11, 2014

    Madison Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: In partnership with local landowners and Trout Unlimited, PEC recently completed a survey of 124 road crossings along several high quality trout streams that flow out of Shenandoah National Park into the Piedmont region. Madi­son County waterways surveyed in the study were funded by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and include the Conway River, Rose River, Strothers Run, Garth Run, Kinsey Run, Rob­inson River and the Hughes River. Read More
  • 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
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    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

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