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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Remington Walks!

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Wish there were more transportation and recreational options in Remington that both reconnect the community and encourage active lifestyles? Good news! In 2016 we received a grant from the PATH Foundation to improve park, trail, and pedestrian opportunities in this small ...
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Waterloo Bridge -- Still Closed. Still Waiting for Repair

Waterloo Bridge — Still Closed. Still Waiting for Repair

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The other night as I drove home, I paid attention to each bridge crossing. There were 18 concrete slab bridges. A majority of our roadways are repetitive monolithic creatures with little character or interest of their own. This reminded me ...
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Protecting Thumb Run

Protecting Thumb Run

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What’s good for wildlife is often good for water quality,” said Celia Vuocolo, PEC’s wildlife habitat and stewardship specialist, as she spoke to guests at the fifth Annual Thumb Run Open House. This sentiment was reinforced at the event, held ...
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A small town with a lot to offer

A small town with a lot to offer

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Creating a community park takes quite a bit of planning, which is why the historic railroad town of Remington is about to receive support for adding recreational space for its residents and visitors. Situated on a scenic natural crossing of ...
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Truck Stop Proposed in Markham

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The following email alert was sent out August 2016 regarding a proposal by VDOT to open a truck stop in Markham, VA: ...
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Fauquier Hits a Conservation Milestone

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A significant milestone happened this summer that took the collective effort of hundreds of landowners, farmers and families. Leading the charge, Fauquier became the first county in Virginia to forever preserve more than 100,000 acres of land using conservation easements ...
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Tri-County Feeds Reinvests in Conservation & Preservation in the Piedmont

Tri-County Feeds Reinvests in Conservation & Preservation in the Piedmont

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In an effort to 'Reinvest' in our beloved Piedmont Region, Tri-County donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of our branded TCF Horse Feeds to the conservation and preservation efforts of the Goose Creek Association and The Piedmont ...
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Fauquier Mythbusters

Fauquier Mythbusters

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A look at some popular myths about Fauquier County's land use, growth, taxes and development. From 'Fauquier County is no growth' to 'Land with a conservation easement limits farming' ...
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Conservation at Work

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5 conservation stories from around Fauquier County, including Cool Lawn Farm, Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, Hopefield, Rappahannock Station and Hunger Run Farm: ...
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Talking Taxes and Growth

Talking Taxes and Growth

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Over the past year, there has been a heated discussion of issues tied to growth and taxes in Fauquier County, both in the local papers and in casual conversation. In these discussions a host of terms are often used without ...
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