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. 

event photo solar on the farm workshop

Resources from our Solar on the Farm Workshop

On Friday, January 27, 2023, more than seventy participants gathered together to learn more about small agricultural solar. This workshop hosted by The Piedmont Environmental Council covered the latest information on incentives offered by USDA …
Data center public hearing Feb. 14 / boundary line adjustment withdrawn

Data center public hearing Feb. 14 / boundary line adjustment withdrawn

I want to update you about two different land use issues that the Town of Warrenton took up at their meeting last Tuesday …
Jan. 10 Town Council Public Hearing on Amazon Data Center

Jan. 10 Town Council Public Hearing on Amazon Data Center

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Warrenton Town Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Amazon data center at the gateway to Warrenton on Blackwell Road …
conservation photo montage

Achieving Conservation Wins Together

As our 50th anniversary year comes to a close, we are taking stock in the effects of our collective efforts over the last half century toward meaningful conservation and better communities in Virginia’s Piedmont. We …
Man paddles a canoe on the Rappahannock River

Video: Expanding Access to the Rappahannock River

PEC has been working with partners to make public access to the Rappahannock a reality for all who want to share in its bounty. In the past two years alone, three new boat launches have …
Ridgeline: A community collaborative performance event

Ridgeline: A community collaborative performance event

Early in October, as part our 50th anniversary celebration this year, ET Projects’ newest collaborative performance event, Ridgeline, brought community and creativity together through performance, experiential art, and environmental activism in two extraordinary nights at …
On the Ground Updates - December 2022

On the Ground Updates – December 2022

A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock …
Warrenton Updates: Data Center, Boundary Line Adjustment

Warrenton Updates: Data Center, Boundary Line Adjustment

Some new information and ways you can get involved with the Amazon data center and boundary line adjustment proposals in Warrenton …
Bonny Brook Tree Planting

Bonny Brook Tree Planting

On October 13, 2022, four volunteers joined PEC staff at Bonny Brook Farm in Fauquier County to plant 55 native trees and shrubs along a riparian stream as part of PEC’s Potomac Planting Program …