Madison County

PEC’s Madison County staff supports our land use and land conservation activities in the county. PEC is dedicated to promoting healthy communities and the preservation of Madison’s rural character, environment and historic resources.

On the Ground -- Spring 2018 Update

On the Ground — Spring 2018 Update

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Updates from the around the PEC region, organized by county. Albemarle: Biscuit Run and courthouse relocation updates. Clarke: County updates and ordinances. Culpeper: Waterloo Bridge update. Fauquier: Data centers, development proposals & stormwater pollution solutions. Greene: White Run Reservoir. Loudoun: True ...
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Free Flow

Free Flow

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PEC has taken on the work of restoring local rivers by removing culverts and low-water crossings that can be roadblocks to stream health. By replacing these barriers on roads and driveways with fish- friendly designs, we are improving habitat and ...
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Preserving History at Jack’s Shop and James City

Preserving History at Jack’s Shop and James City

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PEC received a grant of $35,300 from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to research the history of two previously undocumented Civil War battles that occurred at Jack’s Shop and James City in Madison County, Va ...
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Madison’s Mountain Heritage: An Open House at Graves Chapel

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On April 16, 2016, Piedmont Environmental Council hosted our fifth annual mountain heritage celebration at Graves Chapel in Graves Mill, Virginia. Nearly 300 attended over the course of the day - visitors learned about the rich culture and traditions of ...
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Good News for the Brook Trout

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We’re continuing our efforts to increase the habitat available to the eastern brook trout and other fish species with two pilot culvert removal projects ...
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Madison Update — Dec 2014

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Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: In partnership with local landowners and Trout Unlimited, PEC recently completed a survey of 124 road crossings along several high quality trout streams that flow out of Shenandoah National Park into the Piedmont ...
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Battle Maps

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Full resolution maps of days one and two of the battle can be found by clicking on the maps embedded on this page ...
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Celia Dollarhide and Middle River Farm

Remembering Celia: Honoring one of Madison County’s 2012 easement donors

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Celia Porter Dollarhide (January 1940 — December 2012) and her siblings never quite had a hometown. Their father, Robert Porter, Jr., was a general in the U.S. army and the family moved often. So, when General Porter retired in the ...
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Wolftown Farm with Historic Round Barn Protected

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Joyce Gentry lives on the land where she lived as a child-a farm in Wolftown in Madison County, toward the foothills of the mountains, that has been in her family for generations. Mrs. Gentry, a retired math teacher, says, "I've ...
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