Rappahannock County

Rappahannock County

PEC is proud to join other local groups and interested citizens in successful efforts to protect the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Rappahannock County.

  • Our Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign helps people find local food and drink options!The campaign also builds relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets, retailers, restaurants, and institutions.
  • 502 acres in Rappahannock County were protected by conservation easements in 2019. This brings the total of protected land in the county to approximately 33,352 acres.
  • Check out the latest Rappahannock blog post from PEC Find out how our community and local government are dealing with Covid-19 and its impacts.

From the Piedmont View

The following articles appeared in PEC's Membership Newsletter -- The Piedmont View

A Few Highlights from 2019

Dec 16, 2019
Through the generous support of our members and help from PEC's partners, a lot of great things have happened this year! We've pulled together this quick list of some of the highlights from 2019…

From the Blue Ridge to the Bay

Sep 15, 2019
In June, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, working with the Montpelier Foundation, donated three conservation easements to PEC that permanently protected 1,024 acres at James Madison’s…

A Dirty Secret: How Construction Waste is Making its Way Onto Rural Lands

Sep 15, 2019
Steve and Jennifer Rainwater's world was turned upside down in 2017 when an access road was built along their property line and hundreds of dump trucks started arriving to dump dirt, non-stop, on a…

President's Letter - Fall 2019

Sep 23, 2019
At this summer’s Sunset Safari event, The Piedmont Environmental Council, the Shenandoah National Park Trust, and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute recognized The Volgenau Foundation for…

Headwater Stream Initiative kicks off!

Sep 22, 2016
Do you own land along a stream? If so, then you may be interested in the Headwater Stream Initiative, a joint project from PEC and Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR). The initiative provides free…

More Local Issues

  • Apr 21, 2020

    Rappahannock Update - April 21, 2020

    Read this third edition of the Rappahannock Land Use blog for PEC as a summary of the past week’s events, for April 13-17, 2020. Read More
  • Apr 14, 2020

    Rappahannock Update - April 14, 2020

    ...Here at PEC, we continue to work remotely and provide you with connection to your community and the issues that affect you. I have drawn together this second edition of the Rappahannock Land Use blog for PEC as a summary of the past week’s events, for April 6-April 12, 2020. Read More
  • Apr 06, 2020

    Rappahannock Update - April 6, 2020

    The COVID 19 pandemic has forced many of us and our localities to rethink how we do business. Here at PEC, we are working remotely and continue to try and provide you with connection to your community and the issues that affect you. This includes connecting you to the important decisions being made at the state and local level. Read More
  • Feb 12, 2015

    The Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA)

    RCCA was founded in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on preserving open space and farmland in Rappahannock County. Its mission was to ensure that Rappahannock County remains a scenic, rural community by promoting conservation easements and farmland preservation. Read More
  • Apr 20, 2015

    Rappahannock's Mountain Heritage: An Open House at the Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church

    On April 11, 2015, PEC hosted our fourth annual mountain heritage celebration in partnership with Rappahannock Historical Society at Sperryville's Thornton Gap Primitive Baptist Church. More than 250 people attended throughout the day - visitors learned about the rich culture and traditions of the families that once called these mountains home and many even walked the trails through Shenandoah National Park to see some of these former home sites in person. It was a wonderful day, filled with music, memories, and a renewed appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountain heritage. Thank you to all who took part! Event brochure >> Please consider becoming a PEC member or renewing your membership to help make events like this one possible! Read More
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    Feb 11, 2015

    The Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation

    The Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation (the “Krebser Fund”) is dedicated to protecting important conservation lands and supporting conservation projects in Rappahannock County, Virginia. The Krebser Fund is a land conservation fund managed by the Piedmont Foundation--a 509(a)(3) supporting organization established to hold and manage the funds of The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). Assisting with the establishment of conservation easements in Rappahannock County is one of the chief purposes of the Fund. Read More
  • Dec 13, 2014

    Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance Dissolves and PEC Participates in Farm-to-School Week

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: The Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance (RCCA) is planning to finalize the process of dis­solving itself as an organization and transfer its assets to the Piedmont Foundation this month. Those funds are designated for PEC’s Kresber Fund, which supports a variety of conservation efforts in Rappahannock County. A portion of the funds contributed by RCCA are prioritized for the Farmland Preservation Program. Read More

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