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Our Common Agenda

Virginia Conservation Network’s Our Common Agenda: 2024 Policy Briefing Book

In January, the Virginia General Assembly will begin its regular session, this year held for 60 days. The Piedmont Environmental …
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Virginia Data Center Reform Coalition to kick off with Dec. 1 press conference

Nonprofit organizations, homeowners’ groups, and residents from all over Virginia have joined forces to form a coalition that is calling …
2023 Highlights: A Holistic Approach to Conservation

2023 Highlights: A Holistic Approach to Conservation

PEC works to protect and restore the lands and waters of the Virginia Piedmont, while building stronger, more sustainable communities …
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Piedmont Environmental Council sues Orange County for VFOIA violations

In the interest of good governance and transparency, The Piedmont Environmental Council filed a lawsuit yesterday against Orange County for …
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Putting the Pieces Together on Digital Gateway

Since 2021, PEC has been supporting our partners’ heroic efforts to stop the largest data center campus in the world …
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Data Centers, Surging Power Demand Take Center Stage

The size, scale, and speed at which applications for data center projects are coming in and being approved is astounding …
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Where We Work

PEC staff cover nine counties and one city in Virginia’s northern Piedmont region: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock.

Focus Areas

We strive to make the Virginia Piedmont a model and leader on conservation, restoration, smart growth and climate action.

Contact Us

We have offices and staff throughout our nine-county region – email, give us a call, or plan to stop by!

Warrenton – Main Office

45 Horner Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Charlottesville Office

410 East Water Street, Suite 700
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Orange Office

11395 Constitution Highway
PO Box 195 
Montpelier Station, VA 22957