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Blue Ridge PRISM Winter Meeting

Join Blue Ridge PRISM for this free interactive webinar where you will learn about safe and effective winter control methods and find out which plants can be treated now or should be left alone for later. Rod Walker, Blue Ridge PRISM President, will provide a short update on recent PRISM activities, to be followed by a Q&A session with our expert panel focusing on how to control invasive plants during the winter. Submit your questions beforehand (during registration) or ask them live!

Co-Creating Our County, Regenerating Our Future

We "Co-Creators" with Loudoun County as an example of our “Living System” of life, present an afternoon to increase our awareness of agricultural resources and its wonderful ecosystem for how we live amongst our living system as Loudoun County.

Solar on the Farm Workshop

A workshop to introduce farmers and rural businesses in Fauquier and adjacent counties to opportunities for integrating distributed solar into their operations.

Conservation Lobby Day

VCN's annual Conservation Lobby Day is your chance to lobby with fellow advocates in your district for the environmental action that matters most to you.

2023 Women in Agriculture Gathering

This event will equip female farmers, landowners, and agriculture enthusiasts with opportunities to network with peers, hone technical skills, and discuss solutions to the unique challenges they face.

Positioning your Farm Business for Successful Transition

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension and our workshop leader, Dick Wittman of Wittman Consulting. Dick has been a lender, and is a multi-enterprise farmer/rancher, family business consultant, and author. Participants in this daylong workshop will take a deep dive filled with resources to support their efforts in transitioning their family property with or without an heir.

Mardi Gras Bike Ride and Procession

Join PEC for a celebratory, low-stress bike ride through the streets of Charlottesville, followed by a Karnival Krewe procession.

2023 Landowner’s Woods & Wildlife Conference

This all-day conference will provide information, tools, and personal contacts to help private woodland owners keep their woods, and the wildlife that live in them, healthy and productive.

Tree Planting at Pen Druid Brewing

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) on Thursday, March 16 for an afternoon of planting trees at Pen Druid Brewing!

Sperryville Trail Network Invasives Removal and Trash Pickup

The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection and the Sperryville Community Alliance are co-sponsoring a morning workday along the Sperryville trail network on Saturday, March 18, 2023. We'll focus on a few portions of the trail in the vicinity of the Village.

Tree Planting at Pen Druid Brewing

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) on Thursday, March 23 for an afternoon of planting trees at Pen Druid Brewing!

Tree Planting at Old House Vineyards

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) on Saturday, March 25 for an afternoon of planting trees at Old House Vineyards!

Loudoun Community Meeting: Data Centers & Diesel Generators

Join PEC for an informational session to learn about the power usage of local data centers, the generators they operate in and around the Loudoun community, and the anticipated air quality variance likely to be issued by the Department of Environmental Quality for this summer.

Barbeque and Conservation Easement Seminar

Loudoun residents are cordially invited to attend a barbeque dinner and seminar in Purcellville on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 6 p.m. The topic of the seminar will be the value of preserving land through conservation easements, including the financial and tax benefits. Speakers will include attorneys, landowners, conservation buyers, appraisers, and representatives from various land preservation organizations.

Creating Walkable Piedmont Communities: A Workshop for Local Leaders and Planners

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about successful strategies and available resources for your community. The half-day workshop will focus on giving your town or village the tools, resources, and contacts you need to implement pedestrian, streetscape, trail and traffic calming projects. It will also be an opportunity to network with other local leaders interested in making their Piedmont communities more vibrant and walkable.

Farming Workshop: In the Orchard!

Learn the basics of pruning tree fruit and berries as well as some tips for establishing your own orchard, whether it's five trees or five acres! We will also cover orchard maintenance and basic pests/diseases.

All-Ag Event

Agriculture looks different for everyone in the Shenandoah Valley. See what programs your operation, whether a backyard garden or large-scale farm, might qualify for at the All-Agriculture event! Hosted by Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District. Events: Monday, April 3, 6-8 p.m.West Oaks Farm MarketWinchester, VA Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 p.m.Shenandoah County Board RoomWoodstock, […]

Tree Planting at J Team Dairy

Join PEC, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Maola Milk for a volunteer tree planting on Wednesday, April 5 at the J Team Dairy in Orange County.

Third Annual Rush River Clean Up

The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection is pleased to spread the word about this upcoming event to help keep Rappahannock beautiful and protect our precious natural resources.

20th Annual Bluebell Walk: Benefits of Beavers, Birds & Native Biodiversity

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 the 20th Annual Bluebell Walk on Cedar Run.

This family-friendly event is a delightful chance to walk amongst a beautiful streamside field of Virginia’s iconic and ephemeral bluebells on a private conserved property. Along the walk, hear from experts covering a wide range of topics including beavers, native meadow and riparian habitat restoration for birds, butterflies, and other critters, invasive species removal and more!

Protecting Shenandoah’s Brook Trout

Shenandoah National Park protects incredible natural resources including iconic brook trout, but climate change knows no boundaries and is already increasing temperatures in the Park. Many of the Park’s brook trout populations are in decline, but there are bright spots, and a new effort from the Park and Shenandoah National Park Trust seeks to understand where brook trout are doing well so those areas can be protected from other stressors. During this event, we will discuss what we know about the status of brook trout in Shenandoah, what makes their populations go up and down, and what we can do to protect them. This event kicks off our celebration of National Park Week.

Piedmont Mobility Alliance Spring 2023 Meeting

The spring meeting of Piedmont Mobility Alliance will be an opportunity to update one another and share resources/ideas to follow up on the successful February 24 Mobility Summit.

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.

Front Royal Earth Day Celebration

We can't wait for even more excitement this year at our Earth Day Celebration -- hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Town of Front Royal!

Tree Planting at Cool Lawn Farm

Come help plant trees in a riparian forest buffer at Cool Lawn Farm (of Moo Thru Ice Cream fame!) in Remington, VA. This volunteer event is hosted by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with Friends of the Rappahannock, PEC and John Marshall SWCD.

Earth Day Extravaganza

Learn about environmental issues through hands-on activities, educational demonstrations and nature crafts. Enjoy guided tours and family-friendly festival games while discovering ways to live a more sustainable life. Bring the whole family—there’s something for everyone!

Solar Open House in Warrenton

Cal and Kathy Hickey’s House 183 N VIEW CIR, Warrenton, Virginia, United States

How would you like to completely eliminate your monthly bills from Dominion Energy and have reserve backup power for all your critical household needs in the event of a power outage? Come see a solar photovoltaic (PV) power system designed and installed to do just that! 

Free

Nature for Everyone Earth Day Celebration in Greene County

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

Join local environmental organizations to celebrate Earth Day. The event will provide an opportunity for the community to come out and take part in nature-themed activities, engage in citizen science, gain valuable conservation knowledge, and meet some interesting animals.

City Nature Challenge (Charlottesville Region)

We are constantly surrounded by nature in the Charlottesville area: it is in the soil of a flowerbed, flying overhead, and even growing in the cracks of sidewalks. Head outside and see what you can find in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties and make the City Nature Challenge a success!

Free

SperryFest 2023

This year, SperryFest is back and better than ever! Be part of one of Rappahannock County’s largest community festivals, the fourth annual SperryFest and its Great Rubber Duck Race Down the Mighty Thornton River. This year’s festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sperryville’s Historic Main Street.

Back to the Basics – Encouraging Biodiversity Throughout Clarke!

Long Branch Historic House and Farm 830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce, Virginia, United States

The Piedmont Environmental Council's Clarke County Land Conservation Fund is excited to host Fritz Reuter, owner of Virginica, LLC. With a focus on indigenous flora, Fritz specializes in sustainable land management design and maintenance.

Loudoun County Energy and Environment Forum

embers of the community are encouraged to learn and engage about Loudoun County’s efforts to increase sustainability. The forum will feature information stations where members of the public may learn about ongoing activities in the areas of energy and the environment and provide comments.

Cville Bike to Work Week: Kickoff Party

Hop on your bike and ride (or stroll) to Three Notch’d to celebrate Bike to Work Week! Numerous veteran bike commuters will be on hand to offer recommendations and to answer any questions you might have.

Cville Bike to Work Week: Wednesday Appreciation Station at West Main

Outside Shenanigans Toys 601 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Are you interested in biking to work – or maybe curious about it? Let us encourage you during your morning commute – or ride – with free swag, free snacks (courtesy of Albemarle Baking Company) and even a quick tune up (with Blue Wheel Cyclery).

Riparian Buffer Funding Webinar

Please join the Upper and Middle James Riparian Buffer Consortium on June 1, 2023, from 1- 2 p.m. for a buffer funding webinar where we will discuss funding programs available for landowners.

160th Anniversary of the Battle of Brandy Station

Join Culpeper Battlefields Tour and its partners for the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Brandy Station with a series of events and re-enactments from June 9 - June 11.