Fauquier County

PEC works to help citizens in Fauquier build better communities and protect cherished resources–scenic views, working farms, historic heritage, clean water, and healthy air. 

On the Ground Updates – September 2021

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A series of short updates from around the PEC region - Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock ...
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Hallie Harriman

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Hallie Harriman joined PEC’s staff in August 2021 as the Potomac Watershed Field Representative. Her work area encompasses Clarke, Loudoun, and northern Fauquier counties ...
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the complete boat launch

New boat launch on the Rappahannock River

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On August 14, the kayak/canoe launch officially opened at the Rector Tract. Read more>> ...
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virginia capitol in richmond

Conservation Outcomes from a Speedy Special Session

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Well, that was fast! Less than two weeks after gaveling in on Monday, Aug. 2, the Virginia General Assembly concluded its special session on Tuesday, Aug. 10 ...
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aerial image of Rappahannock river with boat launch marked

New Rappahannock River Kayak/Canoe Launch Now Open in Remington, Ribbon-cutting planned for Aug 14, 2021

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Fauquier County’s second Rappahannock River kayak/canoe launch is now open at the Rector Tract, located at the end of River Road in Remington, giving county residents a new public access point to the state-designated scenic river. The timber-framed, concrete staircase, ...
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Freshly butchered steaks on a metal table.

New skilled meat cutter training program will help region’s meat processors serve Virginia cattle farmers

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A recent study by The Piedmont Environmental Council and American Farmland Trust, spurred by pandemic-related breakdowns in national and local food supply systems, has led to the development of a new meat-cutter training program to be offered by the Rappahannock ...
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An African American cemetery near Achsah, in Madison County

Undocumented Cemeteries & Burial Grounds

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A severe lack of documentation contributes greatly to the loss of cemeteries and the stories they represent. We need your help! ...
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Peggy Richardson

In Memoriam: Margaret “Peggy” Richardson

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After a long life of leadership, public service, and caring for others, Margaret “Peggy” Richardson, Piedmont Environmental Council board member and chair of PEC’s Nominations and Governance Committee, passed away July 13 at her Scuffleburg farm in Fauquier County. Peggy ...
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A pollinator garden with a sign.

A Sanctuary, A Pollinator Garden

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"This native plant garden provides important food and shelter for pollinators, birds and other wildlife," reads a sign introducing a small but impactful plot of brightly colored flowers ...
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Video: Documenting Fauquier's Forgotten History

Video: Documenting Fauquier’s Forgotten History

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In 1860, free and enslaved African Americans made up half of Fauquier County’s entire population. After the Civil War, Black communities like Morgantown, two miles south of Marshall, that grew out of emancipation held powerful meaning as community centers where ...
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