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. 

signs that say "Stop Amazon, Stop the Towers"

Resources from Warrenton Town Hall Meeting August 10, 2022

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On August 10, 2022 the local citizen group Protect Fauquier and nonprofit organizations Citizens for Fauquier County and Piedmont Environmental Council hosted a community town hall to highlight our concerns regarding the data center and its broader impacts and to ...
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Takeaways from the July 26 Planning Commission Work Session

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More questions and concerns regarding Amazon's special use permit application for a data center at Blackwell Road in Warrenton ...
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Three local groups unite against proposed Amazon data center and associated transmission line

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The local citizen group Protect Fauquier and nonprofit organizations Citizens For Fauquier County (CFFC) and The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) are united against Amazon’s proposed data center project near Blackwell Road. The data center would sit at the northern gateway ...
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Conservation Field Representative - Fauquier County

Conservation Field Representative – Fauquier County

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The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking to hire a Field Representative to work with landowners, land managers, and federal, state and local agencies to further PEC’s land conservation priorities and land use policy activities in Fauquier County ...
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Ratepayer-funded subsidy for Amazon and Dominion?

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Following up on our June email alert regarding the Amazon data center proposed in Warrenton; responses to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Town of Warrenton and Fauquier County ...
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Fauquier Cemeteries Database Intern

Fauquier Cemeteries Database Intern

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PEC is hiring an intern for the summer/fall to create a comprehensive list of historic cemeteries in Fauquier County ...
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On the Ground Updates – June 2022

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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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Kestrel Banding with October Greenfield

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PEC’s October Greenfield has been busy banding American Kestrels across our region to help track the movement and reproductive patterns of these beautiful falcons ...
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Data Center and Transmission Line Updates

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Amazon filed an application for a data center with the Town of Warrenton; Dominion is moving forward with public meetings ...
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Earth Day Tree Planting at the Volgenau Property

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Last week, with the help of 56 volunteers, we planted 550 trees along the banks of Thumb Run on the Volgenau property in Fauquier County ...
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