The role of Rural Areas in mitigating climate impacts.
This one comes out on Labor Day, a day when local governments are closed. It’s a day off for most, and I hope you will spend some of today reviewing this newsletter with an eye toward the future. Government can seem impenetrable and hard to understand, but I spend a lot of my time working to let as many people as possible at least know what’s being discussed, decided, and deferred.
The second month of 2022 begins with a final day of the first. This usually means a sort of holiday for anyone who covers local and regional meetings. Fifth Mondays do not happen often so I took a little bit of a break, but the regular schedule now resumes!
A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock.
Laura O’Brien joined PEC’s staff in December 2021 as the Rappahannock County Field Representative.
The leaves have fallen and Thanksgiving’s in the rearview mirror, so it seems like as good a time as any to look back on an incredibly beautiful fall here in the northern Piedmont. As PEC’s staff photographer and videographer, I get to travel around to the most beautiful places in our region to make images. Looking back through my catalog from the past few months, there are a few photos that stand out that I want to share with you.
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.