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. 

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Along the Route 50 Corridor

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The beauty of the Route 50 corridor is not an accident. It has taken multi-generational involvement in local decision-making to plan for and preserve this historic east-west passage. PEC has played a part in that by working with communities and ...
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On the Ground Updates – September 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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Fall tree plantings + Orvis Giveback days

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As PEC’s Tree Planting and Stewardship Coordinator, I’d like to invite you to join our conservation team this fall to plant native trees and shrubs along waterways in the Virginia Piedmont. We’re looking for volunteers to help out on four ...
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Video: Cover Crops with John Marshall Soil and Water

Video: Cover Crops with John Marshall Soil and Water

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We partnered with John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District to produce this video about their cover crop cost-share program ...
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PEC Accepting Annual Photo Contest Submissions Through Sept. 30

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Now through September 30, professional and amateur photographers alike are invited to submit their best images of the beautiful Virginia Piedmont in The Piedmont Environmental Council’s 11th Annual Photo Contest. All image submissions must be taken within Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, ...
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Fall 2022 Tree Planting Opportunities

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We're so excited to announce four volunteer tree plantings for the fall! Planting native trees and shrubs along streams, rivers, and ponds – also known as riparian buffers – is a way to help clean water and connect wildlife habitat ...
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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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