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. 

Warrenton Residents Deserve Better than “Plan Warrenton 2040”

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On March 9, 2021, the Warrenton Town Council will consider whether or not to adopt a new vision as outlined in Plan Warrenton 2040. Over the last year, PEC has highlighted specific concerns tied to the draft plan’s emphasis on ...
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Local Land Conservation Total in 2020

Local Land Conservation Total in 2020

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5,287 acres of land were protected by conservation easements last year ...
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aerial of Warrenton

Warrenton 2040 Plan Update – the Wait is Over, But Has Anything Changed?

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On January 26 the Warrenton Planning Commission held a work session on the postponed Warrenton 2040 Master Plan and the Commercial Zoning Text Amendment. Overall, we learned that the Warrenton 2040 Plan is largely the same as it was 6 ...
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Fauquier Habitat goes native around Haiti house

Fauquier Habitat goes native around Haiti house

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Fauquier Habitat for Humanity has gone “green” with construction and landscaping of its 55th home. Last week, 15 volunteers and staff members transformed the Warrenton home’s small yard into vibrant, low-maintenance landscape with 217 native plants ...
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On the Ground Updates - December 2020

On the Ground Updates – December 2020

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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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Zoning Changes Proposed in Advance of a New Warrenton Master Plan

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Back in July, we told you about the Town of Warrenton rushing through a new master plan. In response to concerns raised by residents like you, the town planning commission formed a subcommittee to redraft the plan. We were heartened ...
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Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund

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The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund (the “Fauquier Fund”) is dedicated to protecting land with important natural, historic, scenic, and agricultural resources in Fauquier County, Virginia. An advisory committee, composed of local residents and PEC staff, ...
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Angus Beef Cows

Ovoka Farm joins Piedmont Environmental Council’s Farm to Food Bank initiative with 10,000 pound meat donation

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Ovoka Farm owner Karen Way, of Paris, is donating 10,000 pounds of locally-raised ground beef and ground pork toward The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Farm to Food Bank initiative, which is supporting food banks throughout the northern Piedmont ...
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waterloo bridge installation

VDOT Contractor Installs Rehabilitated Waterloo Bridge

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Exciting news! On Nov 5, 2020 the rehabilitated Waterloo Bridge was placed back onto its stone abutments. Read More ...
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On the Ground Updates - September 2020

On the Ground Updates – September 2020

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Read on for a series of short updates from each of PEC's nine counties ...
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