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. 

2022 Highlights

2022 Highlights

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Learn about our efforts to expand conservation and restoration efforts, empower local communities, invest in public access, and connect consumers to local farms in 2022 ...
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2022 Photo Contest Winners

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Here are our 2022 photo contest winners! Take a look at these incredible images from around the Virginia Piedmont ...
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two side by side images, one of the proposed data center site, another of a data center in Loudoun County

Key updates before tomorrow’s public hearing on the Amazon data center

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Ask Warrenton to deny Amazon's proposed data center ...
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Help choose our photo contest winners

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Here are the 2022 PEC Photo Contest finalists. Take a look and vote for your favorites now! ...
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PEC celebrates its 50th anniversary with Ridgeline: A collaborative art experience by ET Projects at Oak Spring Garden Foundation

PEC celebrates its 50th anniversary with Ridgeline: A collaborative art experience by ET Projects at Oak Spring Garden Foundation

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Early in October, as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Piedmont Environmental Council welcomed several hundred schoolchildren, their families, and other community members into a two-night extraordinary collaborative performance, produced by ET Projects, at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s ...
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Resources from Warrenton Town Hall About the Proposed Amazon Data Center

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After a successful town hall meeting in August, the local citizen group Protect Fauquier and nonprofit organizations Citizens for Fauquier County and The Piedmont Environmental Council hosted a second community town hall on October 26, 2022, on the impact the ...
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a yard sign that says "stop amazon stop the towers"

Town Hall Meeting Will Provide New Information Surrounding Proposed Warrenton Amazon Data Center

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On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Citizens for Fauquier County, The Piedmont Environmental Council and Protect Fauquier will host a town hall event to explore the myths and realities of Amazon’s proposed Blackwell Road data center in Warrenton ...
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a yard sign that says "stop amazon stop the towers"

Join us for an Amazon data center town hall next Wednesday, Oct. 26

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Given the positive feedback on our last town hall, Protect Fauquier, Citizens for Fauquier County, and PEC have decided to hold another meeting on the proposed Amazon data center ...
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rendering of red data center on hillside of grass and trees

Takeaways from the recent Warrenton Amazon Data Center Balloon Test

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Drone shots of the balloons from a southern vantage point of the site looking northeast towards Rt.17. Photo by Marco Sanchez/PEC By now, you’ve probably read about the balloon test conducted by Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. for the proposed ...
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Return of the Grassland Birds

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The new Virginia (formerly Piedmont) Grassland Bird Initiative (VGBI) is showing promising signs of returning those birds to the Virginia landscape. With grant funding, the program pays farmers to adopt bird-friendly best management practices ...
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