The winners have been announced for the Piedmont Environmental Council’s 11th Annual Photo Contest.
The Piedmont Environmental Council’s 2020 Photo Contest begins today! As a young photographer myself, I’ve been looking forward to hosting this annual showcase.
The native flower meadow our Piedmont Memorial Overlook property is almost at peak bloom!
This 50-acre property, which has one of the best views in Northern Virginia, is publicly accessible via Sky Meadows State Park. It’s a one-way 1.6-mile hike there via the Ambassador Whitehouse Trail, but many people make it a 4.6-mile loop that includes a stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
Building on the success of our dairy initiative, The Piedmont Environmental Council worked with Fauquier Community Food Bank and Lakota Ranch to pilot a new initiative — purchasing high-quality, locally-raised beef to donate to local food pantries experiencing shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alisa Johnson, owner of Oakham Farm in Middleburg, spoke about how simple and rewarding her experience with Solarize Piedmont was.
Local dairy farms are being hit particularly hard by Covid-19, so we decided to step in with an innovative way to get milk they produce to those most in need right now. When schools shut down in March, many farmers found themselves without a viable avenue to sell and distribute a large percentage of their milk.
PEC’s Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund and the Fauquier County Agricultural Development Department hosted this webinar for Fauquier County landowners interested in learning how to protect their land with a conservation easement, and also to promote the open application period for Fauquier County’s PDR program, which is currently accepting applications through June 30, 2020.
PEC President Chris Miller gave this webinar on the importance of local parks, trails and open spaces, both during the pandemic and after.
A short film highlighting some of the beautiful landscapes of our region.
Now more than ever, local food producers are demonstrating their value and continued dedication to serving our communities local, healthy, fresh foods.