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This September, Orvis Giveback Days Will Raise Money for The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Tree Planting Program

This September, Orvis Giveback Days Will Raise Money for The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Tree Planting Program

During the month of September, when you shop at your local Orvis store in Arlington, Leesburg or Tysons Corner part of your purchase goes to support local land and water conservation efforts! For every purchase over $10, Orvis will donate $10 on your behalf to The Piedmont Environmental Council as a part of their Giveback Days campaign.

Liese Dart Hodges

Senior Strategy & Advancement Officer
ldarthodges@pecva.org
540-347-2334 ext. 7004

Liese Dart Hodges joined PEC in August 2023 as the Senior Strategy & Advancement Officer. Originally from Warrenton, Liese served as a member of the staff and an intern for PEC between 2004-2008. In her current role as strategy & advancement officer, Liese works with PEC’s leadership to advance and secure support for the organization’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan.

Prior to joining PEC, Liese worked for The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national nonprofit focused on public lands conservation. At TWS, she served as a renewable policy advisor, the director of the president’s office, and finally, as a major gifts officer, working closely with the organization’s top supporters. Liese holds a graduate degree in environmental history and energy policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and attended Tulane University where she studied studio art and art history. She resides in the city of Falls Church with her family. 

Growing healthy food and engaging volunteers at Roundabout Meadows

Growing healthy food and engaging volunteers at Roundabout Meadows

During the past nine years, PEC has been managing our lands at Roundabout Meadows near Gilberts Corner to restore its soils and streams, connect residents to agriculture and promote the Piedmont’s rural economy. Our efforts continued to blossom in 2022 at the Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows.

Lauren Seeling

Lauren spent 20 years in the real estate settlement industry as a licensed title insurance agent, but decided to make a career move and give up the long commute to Northern Virginia. She joined PEC as the Bookkeeper in February of 2023 and is excited that she can walk to work when the weather is nice! Lauren grew up in Centreville, spent several years in the Fredericksburg area and moved to Warrenton in 2011 where she currently lives with her family.