Upcoming Events 

Thursday, March 30th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: Wort Hog Brewing Company, Beckham Street 41, Warrenton, Virginia

The most successful farmland matches are built on relationships between land seekers and landowners who are well prepared, informed and supported. Landowners interested in expanding their land into agricultural use and land seekers searching for land to start a farming business are invited to this social hour--take this opportunity to meet and begin a dialogue with others that could lead to a future match.

Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: Bonny Brook Farm, 8446 Old Dumfries Road , Catlett, Virginia

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Julian W. Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund for our Annual Bluebell Walk on Cedar Run. Take a casual walk through picturesque farm fields that have been preserved forever with a conservation easement on your way to the bluebell covered banks of Cedar Run. Naturalists will be on hand to identify native vegetation.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane , Hume, Virginia

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), and the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) for a day at the iconic Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a back drop of spectacular mountain views, this is a working farm that the Rappahannock River flows directly through. For several years Marriott Ranch has volunteered to protect the water resources on their property and improve the health of their cattle through conservation best management practices which provides and excellent opportunity to showcase conservation.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: James Madison's Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy , Montpelier Station, Virginia

Explore beyond the Mansion and the lawn to the woods of Montpelier and consider society’s dependence on this resource then and now. The walk through President Madison’s beloved woodlands will be led by Virginia Master Naturalists through a state-of-the-art trail showcasing various forest & habitat tending methods.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: Buchanan Hall, 8549 John S Mosby Highway, Upperville, Virginia

This is an American Daffodil Society accredited horticultural competition of daffodils.

Friday, April 14th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: PEC Headquarters, 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Virginia

**This event is now sold out. You can still use the registration link below to sign up to be on the wait list. If you have any questions, please contact Virginia Working Landscapes at 540.635.0038 or

Join us for a showing of Bobwhites on the Brink, an inspiring national documentary from the syndicated This American Land series which details the plight of the Northern Bobwhite quail and efforts to restore its habitat range wide. Following the movie, local experts from the Quail Recovery Initiative, Piedmont Environmental Council, and Virginia Working Landscapes will discuss the state of the Bobwhite in Virginia, what can be done to bring them back to your property, and how you can effectively manage the same habitat for pollinators, songbirds and big game.

Monday, April 17th, 2017, 6:00 PM
Location: Random Row Brewing, 608 Preston Avenue , Charlottesville, Virginia

Start the week off right with a social hour at Random Row Brewing on Monday, April 17 to learn more about local and renewable, solar power. Chat with contractors and energy experts, as well as local residents who have gone solar. Hear about the options, permitting, financing, net metering, the cost, the savings, etc. 

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 5:30 PM
Location: Remington Methodist Church, 150 West Bowen Street , Remington, Virginia

Do you wish there were more places to walk, bike and play in Remington?

The Piedmont Environmental Council, in partnership with the Town of Remington, is hosting the Remington Walks Workshop, April 19th – 21st, 2017, to develop a plan for future walking routes, trails, sidewalks, parks and bikeways. Your participation is key to the success of this effort!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 7:00 PM
Location: Crossroads United Methodist Chruch, 43454 Crossroads Drive , Ashburn, Virginia

Residents of HOAs and the public are invited for a free viewing of the inspiring documentary Hometown Habitat. It features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research sounds the alarm about habitat & species loss. Hear inspiring stories of communities dedicated to creating habitat for wildlife in suburban and urban landscapes. All of us have the power to create & support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the earth.

Friday, April 21st, 2017, 6:00 PM
Location: Remington Methodist Church, 150 West Bowen Street , Remington, Virginia

Do you wish there were more places to walk, bike and play in Remington? The Piedmont Environmental Council, in partnership with the Town of Remington, is hosting the Remington Walks Workshop, April 19th – 21st, 2017, to develop a plan for future walking routes, trails, sidewalks, parks and bikeways. Your participation is key to the success of this effort!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: Cecil Mission, Stanardsville, Virginia

The Cecil Mission near Stanardsville.

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council on Saturday, April 22nd for a trip back in time to learn about the mountain culture of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. On the land of the Cecil Mission in Greene County, which was organized around 1910, this event will include tours of the mission’s chapel building, family photo displays, memorabilia, oral histories, and a historical overview of the area.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, 1:00 PM
Location: Mt. Zion Historic Park, John Mosby Highway 40309, Aldie, Virginia

Photo courtesy of Sterling Run and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Join us from 1:00 - 3:00 pm for a tour of PEC's Roundabout Meadows farm property and the historic church and grounds at Mt. Zion near Gilbert's Corner!

Staff from PEC and NoVa Parks will be on hand to interpret the cultural, historical and ecological characteristics of both properties. PEC Staff will provide an update on the farm restoration practices and conservation efforts at Roundabout Meadows.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, 9:00 AM
Location: NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike , Annandale, Virginia

Save the Date

The objective of this annual Festival is to increase both the college and local community awareness of regional, national, and global environmental issues and provide information regarding ways that individuals can help preserve the environment. This year’s theme is “We Are All Downstream – what’s in our oceans, rivers, streams, and creeks?”

Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Location: National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia

From the event website:

"Join the People’s Climate Movement in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love."

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 8:30 AM – Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Location: Omni Charlottesville, 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

Join the Choose Clean Water Coalition for their 8th Annual Choose Clean Water Conference May 23-24 in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year, the conference will focus on ways that we as an environmental community can not only make a difference at the grassroots level, but collaborate and work as one. Now more than ever, we recognize how important it is to think local and act together.

Saturday, May 27th, 2017, 5:00 PM
Location: Castalia Farm in Keswick, Castalia Farm 600, Keswick, Virginia

The Keswick Hunt Club invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Keswick Hunt Club Fox Trot. Run or walk a beautiful and challenging 5K trail course in the heart of Keswick. Kids 12 & under run free in the Kids' Mile and Kids' Scramble. Join us for a "Hunt Breakfast" and wine tasting by Barboursville Vineyards following the races! Proceeds benefit the work of The Piedmont Environmental Council.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 4:00 PM
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Remount Road 1500, Front Royal, Virginia

SAVE THE DATE: Join us for a collaborative benefit for PEC, Shenandoah National Park Trust and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Enjoy wildlife tours, followed by cocktails and dinner on Racetrack Hill overlooking the beautiful landscape and Shenandoah National Park.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, 9:00 AM – Thursday, July 20th, 2017, 10:00 PM
Location: Natural Resources Drive 900, Charlottesville, Virginia

This 2-day professional development event will introduce middle and high school science teachers to local pine and hardwood forestry, sustainable forest management, and forest products. Participants will receive several Project Learning Tree® (PLT) modules (correlated to Va. SOL) and related teaching supplies. Instruction totals 14 hours; see your school administrator for recertification credit.

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