Regional, State and National

Regional, State and National

PEC joins with partner organizations to promote thriving communities and healthy natural resources in the Shenandoah Valley, the central Piedmont, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor and Northern Virginia counties.

  • 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.
  • Over 11,500 acres of land in Virginia's Northern Piedmont were protected by conservation easements in 2015. This brings the total of protected land in PEC's 9-county region to 387,300 acres.

From the Piedmont View

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

President's Letter - Spring 2016

Mar 18, 2016
In February, I faced a new challenge—explaining the mission and programs of PEC to millennials. I was asked to give a guest lecture to an audience of undergraduate and graduate students at 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...

Burning to Restore Farmland

Mar 18, 2016
PEC's 141 acre property near Gilbert's Corner
PEC is heating things up. We are conducting a controlled burn, also known as a prescribed burn, on approximately 20 acres of our property near the intersection of Route 50 and Route 15 in Loudoun…

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…

Released: For the Love of the Land

Mar 23, 2014
From the coast to the mountains, many landowners have been tending to their properties in Virginia for generations, carefully sustaining its resources and passing them on. In an effort to honor and…

More Local Issues

  • Jan 22, 2015

    Action Alert: Week 1 of the 2015 General Assembly

    Week 1 of the 2015 General Assembly has come and gone and, in this short 45-day session, things are moving quickly. Here’s an update on what we’ve seen happen in Richmond so far - the good and the bad - and some information on how you can assist in the process.. Read more from our 1/22/15 email alert! Read More

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