Join Blue Ridge PRISM for an online workshop that teaches you how to best manage invasive plants during the spring season.
The in-person field session held at Charlottesville's Azalea Park will cover the identification of common invasive plants and demonstrate manual and chemical control techniques. Hosted by Blue Ridge PRISM.
Join Smithsonian's Virginia Working Landscapes for its 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting.
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.
Please join Celia Vuocolo, Private Lands Biologist with Quail Forever and the National Resources Conservation Service, and Sam Droege, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey to learn about the conservation threats and natural history of Virginia’s native bees, and what you can do to support them.
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.
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.
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.
This short-course bike race will attract amateur, collegiate and professional cyclists from around the country for a multi-lap spectator-friendly event.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the Appalachian Trail this June with "hands on" activities and demos like trail cooking, nature art, hammock camping, and more!
This June, the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), the Goose Creek Association (GCA), and John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) are hosting a joint event to share information and insights into Fauquier's available tree planting programs!
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.
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!
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.
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.