Loudoun County

loudoun nature daysNature walk by Matthew Hutchison; Checking out an interpretive sign by Kathleen Henderson; Stream monitoring by Marco Sanchez.

PEC is helping the Loudoun Environmental Stewardship Alliance (LESA) host its first-ever Loudoun Nature Days celebration in April, 2018! It’s an invitation for people of all ages to spend time in Loudoun’s great outdoors and experience nature through recreation, citizen science, and community service.


Over 40 fun events are scheduled throughout the month of April! Loudoun Nature Days activities, designed to meet people’s diverse interests, are highlighted on the Loudoun Environmental Stewardship Alliance’s calendar, seen below. Among the dozens of events in which the public may take part:

  • Guided nature walks and tours—check out wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife!
  • Cleanups and plantings
  • Stream-monitoring activities
  • Speaker programs
  • Spring Native Plant Sale and other community events

Many of the events are free, but registration is required for some. Check out the calendar below for a list of all individual events.

Questions? Contact Kelly Senser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nature Walk and Introduction to Stream Monitoring


Thurs, April 12 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Roundabout Meadows
Gilbert's Corner, VA

Join us for a tour of PEC's Roundabout Meadows farm property and the historic church and grounds at Mt. Zion church. Then enjoy a hands-on introduction to macroinvertebrate biological stream monitoring.

We'll talk about the cultural, historical and ecological characteristics of both properties. We'll also provide an update on the farm restoration practices and conservation efforts at Roundabout Meadows, along with our exciting new community farm project.

Families are encouraged to bring their kids! This event is part of Loudoun Nature Days.

This event is free, but registration is required. More info >>

The Piedmont Environmental Council is a member of the Loudoun Environmental Stewardship Alliance (LESA),  a voluntary coalition of nonprofits, schools, government agencies, and corporations with a common interest in helping families connect to Loudoun’s outdoors. Formed in 2007, LESA promotes nature-based programs and outdoor experiences in Loudoun County, and provides links to resources for environmental education, outdoor recreation, and stewardship of natural resources.


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