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. 

Fauquier's PDR program helps working farms

Fauquier’s PDR program helps working farms

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Fauquier’s Purchase of Development Rights program pays landowners of agricultural operations to limit the development potential of their land through a conservation easement. Unlike a donated conservation easement, the PDR program pays farmers a flat rate of $25,000 per development ...
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Waterloo Bridge Update — Dec 2014

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Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: PEC, Fauquier County, and Culpeper County commissioned a report that identified a more cost-effec­tive option for the full rehabilitation of the historic Waterloo Bridge on Waterloo Road (Route 613). The bridge has a ...
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Waterloo Bridge Report

Waterloo Bridge Report

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An encouraging new report commissioned by The Piedmont Environmental Council, Fauquier County, and Culpeper County has identified a more cost-effective option for the full rehabilitation of the historic Waterloo Bridge on Waterloo Road (Route 613). The bridge has a long ...
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Conservation Easements in Fauquier County (time sequence)

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Fauquier County has long been a leader in recognizing the importance of protecting its natural, scenic and cultural resources. Take a look at the time series below that shows conservation easements in Fauquier County added between 1974 and 2014, or ...
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County Rewriting Telecommunication Plan

County Rewriting Telecommunication Plan

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Piedmont Environmental Council has concern about some of the changes being proposed in Fauquier County's rewrite of the Plan for Commercial Wireless Facilities. This section of the County Comprehensive plan sets the policies and goals regarding how telecommunications facilities should ...
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Waterloo Bridge Letter to BOS

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The Fauquier Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on April 10th, 2014 regarding the Six Year Plan for Secondary Roads. The Six Year Plan outlines planned spending for transportation projects proposed for construction, development, or study for the ...
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National Trails Weekend

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Join The Piedmont Environmental Council, Fauquier Trails Coalition, and Fauquier County's Department Parks and Recreation in extending National Trails Day for an entire weekend of events! Below is a tentative schedule of events. PEC will be updating the schedule as ...
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Comprehensive Plan Updates

Comprehensive Plan Updates

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CULPEPER, FAUQUIER, ORANGE -- PEC’s staff follows Comp Plan updates and revisions in our nine-county region closely, and we’re currently keeping a sharp eye on the process in Culpeper, Fauquier and Orange Counties ...
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Cultural and Natural Resources Comp Plan Update

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The County is updating the Cultural and Natural Resource sections of the Comprehensive Plan and they need your input to establish a real community vision ...
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Concerns Regarding Opal Service District Draft Plan

Concerns Regarding Opal Service District Draft Plan

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The Opal Steering Committee has been meeting for about a year and has developed a plan that is ready for public review. Although PEC supports aspects of the plan, we also have several concerns about what the plan proposes ...
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