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. 

Woman Plants Tree

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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Amazon Data Center Would Force New Transmission Line to Warrenton

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Dominion Energy says it would be required to build new 230-kV transmission lines if the Amazon data center on Blackwell Rd in Warrenton moves forward ...
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Bluebell flowers on the banks of Cedar Run

2022 Bluebell Walk

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On April 9, 2022, The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Julian W. Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund hosted its annual "Bluebell Walk on Cedar Run" at Bonny Brook Farm in Catlett, VA ...
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Bluebell Walk on Cedar Run is about much more than bluebells

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This Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., Mike and Margrete Stevens, the owners of Bonny Brook Farm in Catlett, will once again host The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Julian W. Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund 14th Annual Bluebell ...
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April Tree Planting Opportunities

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For the month of April, we have three new and fast-approaching volunteer opportunities to help us plant trees ...
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On the Ground Updates – March 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. Albemarle & Charlottesville The Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan review process has begun. The comp plan, which guides ...
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Aerial view of prescribed burn at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook

Prescribed Burn at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook (03/04/2022)

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As part of our habitat management efforts at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook near Sky Meadows State Park, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) conducted a prescribed burn on four acres of our native warm-season grass meadow ...
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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

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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 ...
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Warrenton Seeks Massive Boundary Line Adjustment

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In December 2021, Fauquier County released maps of an area the Town of Warrenton proposed for addition to the Town in closed session discussions. These maps reveal that the Town of Warrenton seeks to expand its boundaries by 1,750 acres—a ...
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Planning for the Future

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We have accomplished a lot together over the 50 years of PEC’s history. With 2022 on the horizon, we have begun work on an updated strategic plan to guide our efforts in the coming years. What will the Piedmont look ...
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