About Us

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) was founded in 1972 to promote and protect the Virginia Piedmont’s rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty. Headquartered in Warrenton, VA, we have offices throughout a nine-county Piedmont region that includes Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties.

This video provides a look at our work, from the perspective of the community members that we work with — farmers, teachers, parents, and conservationists. We hope you’ll get involved!

Our Mission

The region, which includes several of the fastest-growing jurisdictions in the nation, has faced serious challenges over the decades. Yet, the people of the Piedmont care deeply about it and have strived to protect its special places and natural values. In 1972, their energy, commitment and collaboration gave shape to The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). Now one of the most effective community-based environmental groups in the country, PEC works with the residents of our nine-county region to conserve land, create thriving communities, strengthen rural economies, celebrate historic resources, protect air and water quality, build smart transportation networks, promote sustainable energy choices, restore wildlife habitat, and improve people’s access to nature.

Ways To Get Involved

There are many ways to make a difference and many skill sets that are important for our work. Please address any general inquiries to pecnews@pecva.org

Fellowship Program

The highly acclaimed PEC Fellowship is much more than an internship. Each year, twelve students are selected for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend seven weeks in the Virginia Piedmont, while studying with seasoned professionals in land conservation, planning, agriculture, and more.

Jobs & Internships

Be part of the PEC team. PEC has exciting employment opportunities and offers a fun and challenging work environment, generous benefits, and competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

Staff and Board Listing

For general inquiries email pec@pecva.org or call our headquarters office at 540-347-2334.

Donate to PEC

Support PEC’s important work throughout the Piedmont. Donate online using the links below or send a check made payable to “PEC” to Piedmont Environmental Council, PO Box 460, Warrenton VA, 20188.