Culpeper County

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

On the Ground Updates - September 2022

On the Ground Updates – September 2022

A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock …
aerial photo trees, houses and buildings in culpeper with mountains in background

Culpeper Fast Tracking Decision on New Comp Plan?

Culpeper County is in the final stages of updating its plan for future growth and development, so now is a critical time for you to weigh in …
View of a snowy landscape at sunrise from Shenandoah National Park

PEC Accepting Annual Photo Contest Submissions Through Sept. 30

Now through September 30, professional and amateur photographers alike are invited to submit their best images of the beautiful Virginia Piedmont in The Piedmont Environmental Council’s 11th Annual Photo Contest. All image submissions must be …
On the Ground Updates - June 2022

On the Ground Updates – June 2022

A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock …
a man and woman stand side beside on a farm property

Planting Trees at Thunder Lane Farm for Earth Month

PEC’s Maggi Blomstrom stands with the farm owner. Credit Hugh Kenny/PEC On Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, 23 volunteers joined The Piedmont Environmental Council at Thunder Lane Farm in Culpeper, VA for an …
aerial view of farmland, forests, 4 lane road, with sky and mountains in background

Data Center Proposed in Historic Stevensburg

I am reaching out to you today about a proposal to rezone nearly 250 acres of agricultural land to light industrial in order to allow the construction of a massive 427,000 square foot data center …
two volunteers plant a tree in a grassy field

April Tree Planting Opportunities

For the month of April, we have three new and fast-approaching volunteer opportunities to help us plant trees …
On the Ground Updates - March 2022

On the Ground Updates – March 2022

A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock …
map showing pec's 9-county region, green areas that are conserved, orange areas with new easements

Conservation in 2021 bring regional conserved land totals to 25 percent

In 2021, private landowners partnered with various land trusts and conservation agencies to permanently protect an additional 6,474 acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties …