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Naturally Latinos Conference

The 4th Naturally Latinos Conference runs five days from Tuesday, March 22 through Saturday, March 26. You’ll engage with amazing keynote speakers, panelists, environmental advocates, government officials, journalists, community members, artists, and others.

2022 Virginia Certified Farm Succession Coordinator training

Interested in helping farmers and landowners? Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension for a 2.5 day farm succession skill-building training to be Monday, March 28 to Wednesday, March 30 in Goochland, VA.

$950 – $1000

Future Approaches to Reimagining Urban Greenspaces

Join George Mason University's Department of Environmental Science and Policy for a virtual seminar with Dr. Marta Berbés-Blázquez from the University of Waterloo, who will present two approaches for reimagining urban greenspace.

Quarterly Keynote: The State of Philanthropy

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council for a discussion on philanthropy with guest panelists from the PATH Foundation, Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.

Tree Planting at Bonny Brook Farm

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council for a volunteer tree planting at Bonny Brook Farm in Fauquier County on Friday, April 8!

14th Annual Bluebell Walk along 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.

Free

Vermicomposting Workshop

Join the Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont and Botanical Bites & Provisions at at the George Washington Carver Center in Rapidan, VA to learn about the benefits of vermicomposting.

Bluebell Festival

Please join the Prince William Conservation Alliance in welcoming spring, celebrating nature close to home and viewing the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile.

Spring Native Plant Sale @ Morven Park

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's native plant sale is the place to buy spring-blooming flowers, vines, trees, shrubs and ferns to add beauty, interest and wildlife habitat to your garden year-round.

Charlottesville Criterium and Bike Fest

This short-course bike race will attract amateur, collegiate and professional cyclists from around the country for a multi-lap spectator-friendly event.

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Tree planting at Volgenau Farm

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council for a volunteer tree planting at the Volgenau property in Fauquier County on Wednesday, April 20 - Friday, April 22!

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Tree planting at Volgenau Farm

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council for a volunteer tree planting at the Volgenau property in Fauquier County on Wednesday, April 20 - Friday, April 22!

Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance 2022 Spring Session

The Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance (BRCA) is dedicated to preserving and protecting a highly threatened portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains stretching from the Shenandoah National Park to the Potomac River. In 2022, BRCA partners will be hosting four sessions to highlight programs, research, projects, and collaboration! Programs in the Piedmont This April, the Piedmont […]

YOUTH v GOV Film Screening

Join Virginia Interfaith Power & Light on April 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a free virtual screening of Youth v. Gov, an inspiring film of how 21 young Americans make a groundbreaking case to sue the U.S. government on climate change.

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Tree planting at Volgenau Farm

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council for a volunteer tree planting at the Volgenau property in Fauquier County on Wednesday, April 20 - Friday, April 22!

Front Royal’s Earth Day Celebration 2022

The Earth Day celebration is a free, inclusive, family-friendly event open to everyone. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Front Royal Commons (gazebo area). There will also be an Arbor Day tree planting nearby at 3:30 p.m., led by the local Tree Stewards, in […]

Unexpected Spring Foraging (Online Lecture)

She’s fabulous, funny, and a forager — join Alexis Nikole Nelson (@blackforager) for an exploration of some of the surprising edible plants you can find in D.C. and the Mid-Atlantic region this spring. Alexis will share her foraging expertise to help you find some scrumptious plant-based delicacies. Spring is here -- let's eat! Hosted by the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Piedmont Mobility Alliance Spring Meeting / Preserving Rural Roads

The winter meeting of the Piedmont Mobility Alliance will be an opportunity for individuals and groups to share updates and work on projects with collective benefit. The second half of the meeting will be a presentation about what Albemarle can learn from Loudoun County's successful Rural Roads Preservation Program.

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Solarize Virtual Info Sessions

Attend a virtual info session with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to learn more about how solar works and how you can join the movement in your community to go solar! Local installers will be on hand who can answer all of your questions.

We Plant Trees Family Fun Run at Sky Meadows State Park

Hit the trails of Sky Meadows State Park and aid the environment at the inaugural Family Fun Run hosted by local nonprofit, We Plant Trees. Time is on your side when on the park's 5k course to go at your own pace and enjoy a fun-filled morning while supporting your local environment.

Rivanna RiverFest

Rivanna RiverFest kicks off on April 22 with a week of activities and events hosted by local partners and non-profit organizations, including The Piedmont Environmental Council.

Women for the Land Field Day and Learning Circle

Join Carter Family Farm, Black Family Land Trust, Inc. and American Farmland Trust to discuss strategies for navigating USDA resources to support the stewardship of your land.

Piedmont Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

Featuring native plants, bulbs and tubers, herbs, ground covers, pollinators, perennials, drought-tolerant plants, houseplants, annuals, veggies, sun and shade plants, deer resistant plants, trees, shrubs, fruit, Green Elephant sale and more!

PATC Family Day at Bears Den Trail Center

Bears Den Trail Center 18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, Virginia

Join the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) as they celebrate their 95th birthday! In honor of this special day, they will be hosting a Family Day at Bears Den Trail Center on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Enjoy a fun-filled day of hikes, outdoor recreation education, and more to kick off PATC's birthday celebration and the start of summer.

Native Plant Sale @ The Clifton Institute

Native plants provide better food for insects, which in turn provide food for birds. You can make a huge difference for wildlife by planting native species on your property.

Woods In Your Backyard Field Day

The Woods in Your Backyard Field-day will provide participants with content and real-life examples of ways to improve smaller acreages for a myriad of reasons.

$30
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Solarize Virtual Info Sessions

Attend a virtual info session with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to learn more about how solar works and how you can join the movement in your community to go solar! Local installers will be on hand who can answer all of your questions.

Community Townhall: Help Protect the Health of the Occoquan Reservoir

From the Outer Beltway to the Occoquan Reservoir, and from Prince William Forest Park to Manassas National Battlefield, learn how proposed land use changes threaten our public drinking water and how you can affect change. Join us to learn more about how sprawl development and data centers in the Rural Crescent would affect us in the east, and what we can do to protect what we have and build a sustainable, socially just future.

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Solarize Virtual Info Sessions

Attend a virtual info session with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to learn more about how solar works and how you can join the movement in your community to go solar! Local installers will be on hand who can answer all of your questions.

Conservation in the Catoctin

Join PEC's Catoctin Creek Conservation Fund for an evening dedicated to conservation. Expect to leave knowing more about conservation easements, agricultural cost-share programs, and habitat restoration efforts within the Catoctin watershed.

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival

Celebrate the Appalachian Trail this June with "hands on" activities and demos like trail cooking, nature art, hammock camping, and more!

Lakota Ranch Field Day

Join Lakota Ranch in Culpeper County for a field day on Thursday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. for demonstrations on grazing management, fencing options, water system design and to explore conservation practices.

Community Farm Open House & Family Day

Come visit The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows in Gilberts Corner, between Routes 15 and 50. Tour the farm and learn more about its role providing healthy local produce to food-insecure families in Loudoun County. This family-friendly event will feature children's activities including face painting, a scavenger hunt and a pollinator habitat creation station, Happy Family Ranch and Divine Swine food trucks, and ice cream!

Community Screening of Smithsonian Film “Grass Roots”

Join the Smithsonian on June 24 at Pen Druid Brewing in Sperryville, VA for the premiere screening of the new short documentary “Grass Roots." The film features scientists from Smithsonian's Virginia Working Landscapes and local farmers helping to study and conserve biodiversity on working lands. Meet the film’s featured farmers and learn about how this research is being used to help guide conservation efforts with local partners through the newly launched Piedmont Grassland Bird Initiative.

Native Garden Tour

Join Fauquier County Parks & Recreation along with our partners The Clifton Institute, The Piedmont Environmental Council, and The Warrenton Garden Club on a Native Garden Tour in June. Tour begins at 9:00 a.m. at the WARF.