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The Land That Sustains Us – Featuring Keynote by Terry Tempest Williams

May 21, 2022 @ 10:30 am 4:30 pm

aerial image of conserved land near a river with text that sats "A 50th Anniversary Celebration at Mistwood: The Land That Sustains Us"

Come visit Mistwood, a stunning conserved property along the Rapidan River in Orange County, for a celebratory event marking PEC’s 50th anniversary. Start the day with a short workshop, followed by a delicious tasting menu showcasing locally-grown, harvested and produced ingredients. After lunch, hear from PEC President Chris Miller as he reflects on PEC’s half-century milestone and looks toward the future. Then, enjoy a keynote address by renowned American author, environmentalist, and activist Terry Tempest Williams, who will share her perspective on conservation, restoration and generational change. Learn more >>


Keynote Speaker: Terry Tempest Williams

Currently writer-in-residence at Harvard Divinity School, Terry Tempest Williams’ books include the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, and most recently, The Moon Is Behind Us, an intimate correspondence of letters and photographs between Williams and photographer Fazal Sheikh, two leading political artists at a time of crisis. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, published during the centennial of the National Park Service, was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association 2016 Reading the West Book Award. 

She is a naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.

Williams’ writings have also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.



6154 Mistwood Lane
Rapidan, 22733
United States


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