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Protecting Wildlife Corridors to Safeguard Biodiversity and People

With one million of our planet's estimated eight million species are at risk of extinction, protecting wildlife corridors and creating road crossings are a proven solution to not only save wildlife, but also to support human safety and economic and recreation opportunities. Join U.S. Senator Tom Udall and partners from across the country to learn more about the wide-ranging benefits of wildlife corridors.

2021 General Assembly Preview

In preparation for Virginia’s 2021 General Assembly session, Virginia Conservation Network and its network partners (including The Piedmont Environmental Council) are convening for a preview of what’s in store for our natural landscapes and resources. Volunteers, board members, and staff of partner organizations — as well as those interested in getting more involved in Virginia’s conservation community — are invited to learn about priority environmental topics and discuss our collective approach to advancing policy in the upcoming legislative session.


Introduction to Conservation Easements

This Event is Online

December 8, 6pm-7:30pm. Learn about a tool that ensures the protection of your land - a conservation easement. The Land Trust of Virginia and the Piedmont Environmental Council will lead a presentation and discussion about conservation easements. Landowners will also be on-call to answer questions about their personal experiences with protecting their land.


Virginia Outdoor Recreation Caucus Meeting

This Event is Online

Virginia Delegate David Bulova and Senator Emmett Hanger invite you to grab your coffee and tune in to hear some quick updates about outdoor recreation projects and initiatives across the Commonwealth. Delegate Bulova and Senator Hanger are chairs of the Outdoor Recreation Caucus in the General Assembly.


2021 Conservation Lobby Day

2021 Conservation Lobby Day. January 21 2021 at 8:00 am - 12:30 pm. Join the Virginia Conservation Network and partners to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard during the legislative session.


Greenways / Active Mobility Alliance Meeting

This Event is Online

At this meeting, organizations and individuals from Charlottesville and Albemarle discuss issues related to connectivity and access to the outdoors and active lifestyles. Agenda topics include a February Active Mobility Summit, a final vote on the group's name and organizational updates.

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 […]

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 […]


Forum on Regenerative Agriculture

Soil Regeneration and Sustainable Agriculture, once mere conservation options, are now economic necessities on Virginia’s farm and grazing lands. On Thursday, February 4th, from 6:30-8:00 pm via online Zoom forum, several groups will explore what works to increase yield and profit and strengthen rural economies, what practices and technologies are new, what are the obstacles […]


Getting Started with Farm Bookkeeping (VIRTUAL)

VIRTUAL Conservation Learning Circles for Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture. Targeted toward woman farmers or landowners. AFT and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite women farmers and landowners to discuss "Getting Started with Farm Bookkeeping". Participants will: - Learn about the importance of farm bookkeeping and how to get started;- Leave with helpful tools and resources; and- Meet […]

Family land, farming and race in Virginia

Ownership of land represents wealth, potential, community, sustainability and economic opportunity for the next generation. Yet, across our country, Black and Indigenous landowners have lost land at rates much higher than their white counterparts. In 1910, there were 218,000 Black farmers, and they owned roughly 15 million acres of land. After the turn of the […]


Brook Trout: Gems of the Piedmont

POSTPONED: This event has been postponed until April 29 at 6pm due to inclement weather forecasts and the potential for internet connectivity disruption. 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.

Vanishing Water? From the Rural Crescent to the Occoquan Reservoir

From the Prince William Conservation Alliance: "We are at the crossroads in Prince William County. Supervisors are considering plans for development of the Rural Crescent, an area completely dependent on groundwater to supply its homes. The groundwater level in the only monitoring well in the RuralCrescent has been falling since 2004. This is a warning […]

“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

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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 […]


Taking Nature Black

Bigger, “badder” and bolder than ever, Audubon Naturalist Society's acclaimed Taking Nature Black Conference takes place virtually Feb. 23 - 27, 2021! This year's theme is "Call and Response: Elevating our Stories, Naturally!" The Piedmont Environmental Council is a proud conference sponsor. Learn more and register to attend at: https://anshome.org/taking-nature-black/

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.


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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