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Spot. Stomp. Slow the Spread. A Spotted Lanternfly Update for Virginia

Join Virginia Working Landscapes to learn about the status of the spotted lanternfly in Virginia. Kyle Rhodes, the spotted lanternfly crew supervisor with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Plant Industry Services, will provide background on how this pest is moving and what we can do to prevent the spread. Register […]

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PEC Quarterly Keynote: Featuring DC Central Kitchen CEO Mike Curtin

The first installation of a new event series, PEC’s Quarterly Keynote webinars will feature a different speaker and topic each quarter. In March, attendees will enjoy a candid conversation with DC Central Kitchen’s Mike Curtin about the important role local food systems play in addressing food insecurity. DC Central kitchen uses career training, job creation, and sustainable […]

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Albemarle Stream Health Community Learning Series

In Albemarle County's Discover Questionnaire, local residents weighed in on what stream health topics they want to learn more about. So, Albemarle County lined up this great series of 1-hour talks. Mark your calendar and join in! The goal of the Stream Health Initiative is to develop strategies for improving stream health in Albemarle County using a collaborative […]

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Spring Ephemeral Talk – Virtual

Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a talk by Ami Mason, an Audubon at Home Ambassador and Resident Gardener at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. She will discuss spring ephemerals that have already bloomed in late winter and what’s blooming at this time of year. Ami will also discuss the threats to their survival and what we can […]

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Grow Native Webinar Series

If you’ve heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for everyone, but are not sure why or how to do that, this series of webinars brings you up to speed on ways to turn your home garden into a native-friendly, sustainable and resilient habitat for birds and other wildlife. Start […]

$10

The Birds of Loudoun County: An Introduction – Virtual

Over 260 bird species can be found in Loudoun due to its rich natural diversity. Joe Coleman, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable birder, will discuss and show slides of many of them. He’ll also identify some of the best spots to find them and give you tips on how to become a better birder. This free […]

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Albemarle Stream Health Community Learning Series

In Albemarle County's Discover Questionnaire, local residents weighed in on what stream health topics they want to learn more about. So, Albemarle County lined up this great series of 1-hour talks. Mark your calendar and join in! The goal of the Stream Health Initiative is to develop strategies for improving stream health in Albemarle County using a collaborative […]

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Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Spring Native Plant Sale

Morven Park 17195 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg

From Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's event page: Beautiful spring blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines, and ferns along with native plant experts to help you choose the right plants for your garden — that hasn’t changed at this year’s spring sale. What has changed is that we have scaled back the size of the sale due to ongoing […]

Grow Native Webinar Series

If you’ve heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for everyone, but are not sure why or how to do that, this series of webinars brings you up to speed on ways to turn your home garden into a native-friendly, sustainable and resilient habitat for birds and other wildlife. Start […]

$10

Earth Day Tree Planting at The Meadows Farm

The Meadows Farm 6845 Blantyre Road, Warrenton

Join us for an Earth Day tree planting in the Warrenton area on April 22! Volunteers will be needed from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm for planting native tree seedlings (scalping, digging holes, planting, and pounding stakes). Planting native trees helps our environment and our community and can: Sequester carbon to improve air quality; Regulate […]

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88th Historic Garden Week: Warrenton Tour

Warrenton, the gateway to Virginia’s Piedmont, offers bucolic horse country and a vibrant Old Town with shopping, dining and galleries. Visit properties in the rolling acres of the Warrenton Hunt, including Canterbury, named in 1939 as one of the two most beautiful homes in America by the American and French Society of Architects. And see […]

$20

Piedmont Mobility Alliance Meeting (Albemarle/Charlottesville)

The Spring 2021 digital meeting of the Piedmont Mobility Alliance will be a follow up to the successful Active Mobility Summit that took place on February 26. There will be reports from the work groups, discussion about collective advocacy, a group logo/identity and round-room updates. Full Agenda All are welcome! Zoom Meeting Info:https://zoom.us/j/91342605895?pwd=eUQzckd1S0dTUENFZDZucVNmbTVtZz09Meeting ID: 913 […]

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Brook Trout: Gems of the Piedmont

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 […]

Grow Native Webinar Series

If you’ve heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for everyone, but are not sure why or how to do that, this series of webinars brings you up to speed on ways to turn your home garden into a native-friendly, sustainable and resilient habitat for birds and other wildlife. Start […]

$10

Cycling for Sustainable Cities: A Presentation + Discussion with Ralph Buehler & John Pucher

Update: Great News! Thanks to an anoymous donor, the Jefferson Madison Regional Library (Market Street branch) has free copies of the book, while supplies last!! Celebrate Bike Month (May, 2021) with some inspiring stories about how to make cycling safer for everyone! Cycling is the most sustainable means of urban travel, practical for most short- […]

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Native Gardening Seminar and Native Plant Sale

Northern Fauquier Community Park - Farmstead Pavilion 4155 Monroe Pkwy, Marshall

Join the Master Gardeners Association of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties for this native gardening seminar and native plant sale! Agenda: 10:00 am​: Guest speaker11:00 am​: Plant Sale, featuring ​affordable 4” ​deep-rooted​ plug-size native perennial plants with robust root systems that establish quickly and require less watering. Additional Details & Registration Face Masks & Social Distancing […]

The 18th Annual Frederick & Diana Prince Livable Communities Leadership Award

The Coalition for Smarter Growth is honored to announce that this year’s Livable Communities Awardee is Mayor Muriel E. Bowser! The Mayor will also be our keynote speaker. Mayor Bowser stands out as a regional leader in sustainable and equitable development. Among just a few of her achievements, she established ambitious housing goals for the […]

Solarize Info Session

Local Energy Alliance Program staff will provide a brief introduction to our ongoing Solarize Piedmont campaign. Learn more about the options, permitting, financing, net metering, the cost, the savings, and more.  Sign up to attend >> This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. This webinar will be recorded and available […]

NVRC’S Safe Walking Summit III

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission is hosting a Safe Walking Summit showcasing community-led programs by Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets and Bike Walk RVA. We’ll also hear from Professor Ralph Buehler of Virginia Tech, Mike McGinn, Executive Director of America Walks and former Mayor of Seattle, and local leaders. While this summit will be […]