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Community Meeting – Albemarle Stream Health Initiative

Join us for Albemarle County's community kickoff event for their Stream Health Initiative! Participants will hear a brief introduction to the topic of stream health, including the current conditions of our waters, and learn about the timeline and ways to participate. We look forward to seeing you virtually! “The goal of the Stream Health Initiative […]

Birding the Blue Ridge Center

The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) is a beautiful 900-acre preserve in northwestern Loudoun County. With its diverse wildlife habitats, including meadows, streams and heavily forested slopes, BRCES draws a wide variety of birds and other creatures. Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy on this monthly walk, and see what’s there! Meet at the Education Center; […]


Winter Invasive Plant Control Activities (Virtual)

Winter is for hot chocolate, warm fires, and controlling invasive plants. Yes! It is a great time of year to tackle some of the invasive plants found in our area. Find out which plants you can treat, which you need to wait to treat, and how to do winter control safely and effectively. You will […]


Brook Trout: Gems of the Piedmont

EVENT: Brook Trout: Gems of the Piedmont. February 11, 2021 @ 6-7 p.m. Historically abundant throughout the east, the beloved eastern brook trout has been declining over the past century. Join the National Sporting Library and Museum for a talk about the state of Virginia's brook trout and hear from The Piedmont Environmental Council about their work with partner organizations, local landowners and state and federal agencies to insure the survival of this iconic species.

“Right of Way” Book Club & Discussion

The City of Charlottesville, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, and Piedmont Environmental Council invite you to read and discuss the new book Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America by Angie Schmitt. How it works: Sign up to let us know you’re interested.Get the book. You can eitherorder a copy […]

2021 Virtual Woods & Wildlife Conference

This Event is Online

This two-day Virginia Cooperative Extension conference is for owners of large or small tracts of land. The Piedmont Environmental Council is a proud event sponsor. This event: is a virtual one stop/first stop for individuals, families, and managers to learn about woods, wildlife, and other natural resources.provides multiple links to information, sources of assistance and […]


Charlottesville / Albemarle Active Mobility Summit

At this free half-day workshop, representatives from organizations, local businesses, agencies and passionate individuals who share a mission to promote walking, biking, running, everyday access nature in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.


Go Native!

Go Native! March 11 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Thinking about your spring and summer garden? Join the National Sporting Library & Museum on Thursday, March 11, to be inspired about the importance of native plants in our Piedmont region. Learn more about how native plants are the building blocks for wildlife habitat and support a vast diversity of insects, birds, and other species, but also aid with clean water, soil health and provide us with a sense of place.

Invasive Plant Workshop – Blue Ridge PRISM

Join Blue Ridge PRISM for a workshop on "Invasive Plant Identification and Control" via Zoom. Topics covered include: Identifying invasive plantsInvasive plants you can best kill now or should treat laterBest seasonal practices for each invasiveUsing manual & mechanical control methodsMethods for controlling invasives with herbicidesChoosing the right herbicide and equipmentUsing herbicides properly to protect […]



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