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Protect Catlett Town Hall Meeting – Data Centers and Transmission Lines

Cedar Run Building 3558 Catlett Rd., Catlett, Virginia, United States

Protect Catlett is hosting a town hall meeting on Thurs, Nov. 2 about the potential for new transmission line projects proposed in the Piedmont and surrounding areas tied to the explosive growth of data centers in the region.

Town Hall Meeting – Data Centers and Transmission Lines (Warrenton)

Join our coalition of local community groups, Citizens for Fauquier County, The Piedmont Environmental Council, Protect Catlett and Protect Fauquier, for a town hall forum about the potential for new transmission line projects proposed in Fauquier County and surrounding areas tied to the explosive growth of data centers in the region. This meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 13 […]

Free

Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance Quarterly Gathering

Join friends and partners of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance on November 16 at Shenandoah University’s scenic Cool Spring campus on the river. Refreshments will be provided. Weather permitting, everyone is invited to stay for a walk.

Sperryville Trail Tree Planting

Join PEC at the Sperryville Trail on Saturday, November 18 in Sperryville, VA. Volunteers will work in two shifts, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. to plant 125 native trees and shrubs along the Thornton River to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as part of our Headwater Stream Initiative!

Town Hall on Energy Infrastructure and Data Centers

Old Stone School 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro, Virginia, United States

Join local conservation organizations for a community town hall about the potential for new transmission line projects proposed in Loudoun County and surrounding areas tied to the explosive growth of data centers in the region.

Rappahannock County Park Tree Planting

Join PEC at Rappahannock County Park on Wednesday, December 6 in Washington, VA. Volunteers will work in two shifts, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. to plant 200 native trees and shrubs along the Rush River to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as part of our Headwater Stream Initiative!

Holiday Open House

PEC Warrenton Office 45 Horner St, Warrenton, VA, United States

Grab a cup of cheer and mingle with fellow PEC members and staff! You’re invited to stop by our Warrenton office between 2–6 p.m. for some refreshments and engaging conversation.

Fifeville Community Trail Work Party

Tonsler Park 500 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia

Join the Rivanna Trails Foundation, the Fifeville Neighborhood Association and PEC on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. for a work/service party at the Fifeville Community Trail.

Tackling the Food Waste Challenge for People and Planet

Come learn about how waste is being tackled around the nation by our local businesses and innovators. Ideas for ending farm waste to improve livelihoods, delivering surplus to hungry neighbors, creating new revenue opportunities for producers and avoiding “science experiments” in our refrigerators. Make a New Year’s resolution to be part of the solution.

Piedmont Mobility Alliance Meeting – January 2024

Water Street Center 407 E Water St, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

The Piedmont Mobility Alliance is a coalition of organizations, agencies, businesses and groups who share a vision of a better-connected community for walking, biking and other forms of active transportation in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. We gather every two months to share updates and work collaboratively on projects that none can accomplish alone. Our first meeting of 2024 will take place Tuesday, January 30 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Water Street Center.

Conservation Speed Dating Workshop

The Hill School - Peard Building 130 Madison St, Middleburg, Virginia, United States

Join the conservation community for a free workshop to learn about opportunities for landowners and producers to better manage their land in Fauquier County.

Community Meeting on Energy Infrastructure and Data Centers – Charlottesville

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia

Learn more about data centers and surging electricity demand, and the potential for new transmission line projects in Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and surrounding areas tied to the explosive growth of data centers in the region.

Piedmont Landscape Association

Paramount Theater 215 E Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia

The Piedmont Landscape Association gathers every year to bring together gardening enthusiasts and landscape professionals together for a full day of education and fellowship. PEC will be present in support, with a table of information about our work. See their website for more information about the seminar's agenda and how you can register today.

Virtual Community Meeting: Data Centers & Energy Infrastructure in Loudoun

Join us for a virtual community meeting about the explosive data center growth in the region, the new transmission line projects and substations needed to serve them in Loudoun, and the resulting cost burden on Virginia ratepayers. We’ll also talk about ways for people to get involved. One of the next opportunities for Loudoun residents […]

2024 Charlottesville/Albemarle Active Mobility Summit

The Wool Factory 1837 Broadway Street, Charlottesville, Virginia

The fourth annual Charlottesville / Albemarle Active Mobility Summit invites you to join other residents and partner organizations for a full-day workshop. The event is hands-on and collaborative, centered on learning, active participation, and fellowship—and it's free!

Virginia Native Plant Society Annual Workshop Part 1

Enjoy two evening workshops with the Virginia Native Plant Society and regional experts, Thursday, March 21, and Thursday, March 28 via Zoom. Workshops will start at 6:30 p.m. with a meet and greet. Each workshop has two sessions, starting at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. Please register only once to receive the Zoom information for both workshops.

Virginia Native Plant Society Annual Workshop Part 2

Enjoy two evening workshops with the Virginia Native Plant Society and regional experts, Thursday, March 21, and Thursday, March 28 via Zoom. Workshops will start at 6:30 p.m. with a meet and greet. Each workshop has two sessions, starting at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. Please register only once to receive the Zoom information for both workshops.

Spring Cleaning at Rappahannock County Park

Winter has been a busy time this year at Rappahannock County Park. Come witness the huge changes brought about by a major invasive treatment/removal effort and replanting in sections of the wooded area. Hosted by Rappahannock County Park.

Park Day

Each year on Park Day, thousands of history enthusiasts, community-minded citizens, families, Boy and Girl Scouts, ROTC units and more come together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine.

21st Annual Bluebell Walk on Cedar Run

Bonny Brook Farm 8446 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett, Virginia, United States

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council's Julian W. Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund for a walk along the banks of Cedar Run.

Solarize Virginia Webinar Series

Solarize Virginia launches April 1! Be an early bird by joining us on April 9 for an informative webinar on the benefits of solar, how our solar campaign works, and how we as a community can come together for a brighter future.

Spring Native Plant Sale at Morven Park

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's Native Plant Sale is the place to buy spring-blooming flowers, vines, trees, shrubs and ferns from four local native plant nurseries.

Roots So Deep Film Screening

Germanna Community College - Daniel Technology Center 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper, Virginia, United States

Roots So Deep is a four-part documentary series all about intensive farmers and maverick scientists asking if an underutilized way to graze cattle can help the environment.

$20

Greene County ‘Water is Life’ Earth Day Celebration

Greene County Visitor Center 9157 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia, United States

Join us at the Greene County Visitor Center and local environmental organizations for the 2024 Earth Day Festival! The event will be filled with fun, and family activities to celebrate Earth Day. PEC will be tabling.

Second Annual Earth Day Open House

As part of the 12th Annual Tom Tom Festival, Panorama Natural Burial is hosting a day full of experiences planned in collaboration with local land stewards and naturalists, including PEC. There will be guided hikes, a tour of the burial ground, a scavenger hunt for kids, snacks, and information galore.

Front Royal Earth Day Celebration

Join local environmental and conservation organizations in Front Royal on Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an Earth Day celebration inspired by the iconic Lone Pine overlooking the town. Whether you’ve been a part of previous events or are joining for the first time, kick off spring with us and showcase your commitment to the environment!

Historic Germanna Conservation Celebration

The Siegen Forest Conservation Celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new Germanna Ford Public Boat Launch promises to be a day filled with fun, nature, and history.

Sperryfest 2024

SperryFest returns to the Village of Sperryville in April with a Main Street festival, duck races, kids corner, live music, local artisans and more!

Community Meeting on Data Centers and Transmission Lines in Bealeton

Liberty High School (auditorium) 6300 Independence Ave, Bealeton, Virginia, United States

Join The Piedmont Environmental Council and our partners in local community groups, Citizens for Fauquier County, Protect Catlett and Protect Fauquier, for a community meeting about proposed data centers and transmission lines in southern Fauquier County and surrounding areas.

Special Announcement on Wilderness Battlefield

Wilderness Run Vineyards 11109 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

On Wednesday, May 1, PEC and other members of the Wilderness Battlefield Coalition will join the National Trust for Historic Preservation for a special announcement about efforts to raise awareness about threats facing Wilderness Battlefield.

Free

Bike Month Kickoff Cruiser Ride

Endeavor Cycles 119 Maury Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Kick off Bike Month with a no-drop ride from Endeavor Cycles to valet bike parking at Fridays After Five May 3!

Recurring

Free Conservation Lecture Series at the Culpeper County Library

Culpeper County Library 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, United States

Join local environmental nonprofits The Piedmont Environmental Council and Friends of the Rappahannock from 7-8 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for a free lecture at Culpeper County Library.

Free

Dark Sky Event at Rappahannock County Park

Rappahannock County Park 7 Park Ln, Washington, Virginia, United States

The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) and the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority will host the first of four "Dark Sky" events for 2024 at the Rappahannock County Park on Saturday evening, May 11. This event will begin at 8:15 PM at the Park Pavilion and feature two short presentations.

Free

“Coalition for Historic Thoroughfare” with Frank Washington

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County 4243 Loudoun Ave, The Plains, Virginia, United States

Join the Afro-American Historical Association (AAHA) of Fauquier County for a presentation on the protection and preservation of local cemeteries and grave sites in honor of National Historic Preservation Month.

Free

Solarize Virginia Webinar Series

Solarize Virginia 2024 runs from April 1 through June 30! Join us for an informative lunchtime webinar on the benefits of solar, how our solar campaign works, and how we as a community can come together for a brighter future.

Recurring

Wegmeyer Farms’ Lincoln Strawberry Festival

Wegmeyer Farms 18451 Taylor Road, Hamilton, Virginia

Old-fashioned, hometown fun! Enjoy three days of awesome family-friendly events hosted by Wegmeyer Farms, from a BIP (Berry Important Person) Denim Gala to strawberry pancake breakfasts to a festival of food, vendors, entertainment, contests and more.

$15
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Wegmeyer Farms’ Lincoln Strawberry Festival

Wegmeyer Farms 18451 Taylor Road, Hamilton, Virginia

Old-fashioned, hometown fun! Enjoy three days of awesome family-friendly events hosted by Wegmeyer Farms, from a BIP (Berry Important Person) Denim Gala to strawberry pancake breakfasts to a festival of food, vendors, entertainment, contests and more.

$15

Rivanna RiverFest

Join us from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Rivanna River Company for family-friendly activities, fun on the river, exhibitors and demonstrations, food trucks, and drinks. Learn more about current and future parks and trails plans for walking, bike and floating the Rivanna River! Music starts at 5 p.m.