Culpeper County

From the Rappahannock to the Rapidan, PEC works to protect Culpeper’s rural character, environment and historic resources.

Free Conservation Lecture Series at the Culpeper County Library

Free Conservation Lecture Series at the Culpeper County Library

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 …
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PEC 2024 Annual Meeting: Inspiring Conservation with Dr. Travis Belote

PEC 2024 Annual Meeting: Inspiring Conservation with Dr. Travis Belote

Join PEC on June 1 for our 2024 Annual Meeting in the heart of Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall …
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Tell Congress: Support the Artificial Intelligence Environmental Impacts Act

The human and environmental costs of the data center industry are only predicted to worsen with the rise of cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence applications. That’s why we’re supporting a new congressional bill, the Artificial Intelligence …
Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Spring is upon us! I am very excited to share a few upcoming opportunities to get involved locally, whether that’s to learn more about the deep history of Culpeper or to enjoy what a beautiful …
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6,315 acres conserved in nine-county region last year

The Piedmont Environmental Council reports that in 2023, 6,315 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties were permanently protected with 52 new conservation easements …
Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Before we get to the end of the year, I want to give you a quick update on some issues we’ve been following in Culpeper …
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Existing and Proposed Data Centers – A Web Map

How many data centers currently exist in Virginia? How many proposals are in the works? These are very good questions. It’s also extremely difficult to provide an answer, given there is no publicly available dataset …