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. 

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

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 …
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Resources from Warrenton Town Hall About the Proposed Amazon Data Center

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, …
a yard sign that says "stop amazon stop the towers"

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

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 …
a yard sign that says "stop amazon stop the towers"

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

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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Takeaways from the recent Warrenton Amazon Data Center Balloon Test

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 …
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Return of the Grassland Birds

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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Soil is Alive: How to Keep it Healthy

Healthy soil can make as big a difference for home gardeners as it can for large-scale farmers. We sat down with Melissa Allen, District Manager at the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District to …