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PEC joins with partner organizations to promote thriving communities and healthy natural resources in the Shenandoah Valley, the central Piedmont, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor and Northern Virginia counties.

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Last Call for Conservation

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Amidst the general chaos in Richmond, the General Assembly is quietly winding down with Sine Die (last day of session) just around the corner on February 23. While the headlines are focused on other news coming out of Richmond, I ...
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Help Strengthen Farms, Conserve Land & Protect Water Quality

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We are now 16 days into the 45 day (short) session of the 2019 Virginia General Assembly. Bills are currently being debated and amended in committee until we hit ‘crossover’ on February 6 - the deadline for the House to ...
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HB 2364: A Bumper Crop… of Brides and Grooms?

HB 2364: A Bumper Crop… of Brides and Grooms?

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On Wednesday, members of the Virginia House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources voted to make wedding events a protected activity under the definition of “agritourism.”...The net result? The bill would essentially make wedding events a by-right activity on ...
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An Eye on Richmond

An Eye on Richmond

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It’s that time of year. While most are consumed with thoughts about gifts for that impossible relative or honing survival skills for holiday parties, I find my mind preoccupied with Richmond and a new General Assembly session ...
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Petition: Don’t Remove Disclosure Requirements For Fracking Chemicals

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I wanted to share a petition with you that is picking up steam across the state. It calls on the state’s Freedom of Information Advisory Council - a state agency responsible for resolving disputes related to the Freedom of Information ...
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