Upcoming Events 

May 01, 2019 10:00 am - May 02, 2019 05:00 pm
Location: PEC Headquarters, 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Virginia

The Warrenton Garden Club biannually hosts tours of Fauquier County homes and gardens during Historic Garden Week in Virginia. Tour proceeds help fund the restoration of Virginia's historic gardens and provide graduate level research fellowships. In celebration of the Garden Club of Virginia 2020 Centennial, funds have also been pledged to support Virginia State Parks. ​

May 03, 2019 11:00 am - 03:00 pm

The Piedmont Environmental Council is hosting two free in-person watch parties where we will broadcast the online webinar Trying Times: Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law. This webinar is being sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and PEC has permission to rebroadcast it locally.

May 04, 2019 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows, 39990 Howsers Branch Drive, Dulles, Virginia

Join PEC and wildlife rehabilitators Dr. Burwell and Nikki Stamps for an informative talk on birds of prey. Learn about their important role as predators of agricultural pests, and how PEC is improving habitat for raptors and other birds on our community farm. A few raptor ambassadors will be attending!

May 11, 2019 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Darden Towe Park, Darden Towe Park 1445, Charlottesville, Virginia

May 14, 2019 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Location: The Hill School, 130 South Madison Street , Middleburg, Virginia

The Goose Creek watershed represents a national model for land conservation. Join staff from PEC, John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District and the Virginia Department of Forestry, for a free dinner and review of conservation successes and challenges in the watershed, including an overview of conservation programs that are available to assist landowners.

May 18, 2019 10:00 am - May 19, 2019 04:00 pm

Spend a weekend in the country visiting Loudoun County farms. The twice-annual Loudoun Farm Tours attract thousands of visitors from across the country to the beautiful Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge and Short Hill mountains all just minutes west of Washington-Dulles International Airport.

May 28, 2019 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: PEC Headquarters, 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Virginia

Are you a property owner who has forestland and are interested in learning how to best manage it? This 3-session course, taught by the Virginia Department of Forestry, will cover fundamental concepts of forest management.

May 29, 2019 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Location: Lord Fairfax Community College - Fauquier Campus, 6480 College Street , Warrenton, Virginia

As construction picks up in the region, many of our localities are struggling with fill dirt and inert debris dump sites popping up in rural areas. These problematic sites come in many forms, but some have caused significant problems because they are well in excess of the stated agricultural purpose and are impacting adjacent landowners and citizens. 

The workshop is intended for county and municipal staff from legal, zoning, stormwater, erosion and sediment control departments, as well as planning commissioners and elected officials.

June 01, 2019 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Location: Community Bikes, 405 Avon Street , Charlottesville, Virginia

Tour de Solar is back! Starting at Community Bikes, 405 Avon St., join this relaxed group bike ride to check out 6-8 solar installations in the downtown area of Charlottesville. Tour will be led by the Solar Manager of LEAP's Solarize campaign, ending at Sun Tribe's warehouse, 1801 Broadway, with a Q&A with campaign installers and other local solar experts.

June 08, 2019 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Road , Front Royal, Virginia

Mark your calendars for the final Summer Safari this June 8, 2019. All good things must come to an end, and after 9 years of collaboration on Summer Safari, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Shenandoah National Park Trust, and Piedmont Environmental Council have jointly decided to sunset this annual fundraising event, thus renaming this final gala the “Sunset Safari”.

June 15, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Mt. Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway , Aldie, Virginia

PEC Staff will lead an informative walk through the wetland and wildlife management area of their Roundabout Meadows farm property. Participants will learn about pollinator habitat, life histories and conservation.

June 15, 2019 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: The Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows, 39990 Howsers Branch Drive, Dulles, Virginia

Join Piedmont Environmental Council and the Loudoun County Master Gardeners for a on-farm lecture about which bugs are our friends and which are our foes. We will be looking at which pests are active on the farm at this stage of the season, how best to control them, and how you can improve habitat for beneficial insects.

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