Clean Water

From the headwater streams of Shenandoah to the Chesapeake Bay, water flows through all of our land. To keep it plentiful and safe for drinking and recreating, we need clean air, expansive forests, responsible farms and sensible development.


Impoving Water Quality - Through Good Land Management

Impoving Water Quality – Through Good Land Management

From rural to suburban to urban, there are best management practices (native plantings, livestock fencing) that make water cleaner.
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Restoring Connections – By Eliminating Barriers

Culverts, low-water crossings and linear infrastructure (i.e. pipelines, highways) can serve as disruptions to healthy stream flow.
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Measuring Success - Through Stream Monitoring

Measuring Success – Through Stream Monitoring

Monitoring water quality, biological populations, and physical features of stream habitat are all vital to understanding stream health.
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Soil is Alive: How to Keep it Healthy

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PEC’s service region in the Virginia Piedmont has long been a pasture-based farming area, and we’ve collaborated with livestock producers on rotational grazing and other land management practices to improve soil health. We are even demonstrating these practices at Roundabout Meadows, our Loudoun County farm property. Healthy soil can make ...
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Fall tree plantings + Orvis Giveback days

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The following text was sent out via email on September 22, 2022. Sign up for PEC email alerts → Tree planting photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC. Dear Supporter, We often think of springtime as planting season, but fall is actually the best time to plant native trees and perennials! Planting them now ...
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Video: Cover Crops with John Marshall Soil and Water

Video: Cover Crops with John Marshall Soil and Water

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We partnered with John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District to produce this video about their cover crop cost-share program. Sign up for John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District’s cover crop cost-share program by October 1!Funding is available - give them a call at (540) 422-8490 to learn more ...
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Wilderness Crossing is Back

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The following text was sent out via email on September 16, 2022. Sign up for PEC email alerts → Aerial photo of the site where Wilderness Crossing is proposed. Dear Supporter,  It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me about Wilderness Crossing, the massive 2,600-acre development proposed for the intersection ...
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What’s at Risk from Climate Change Locally – An Albemarle StoryMap

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We are already feeling the effects of climate change in Albemarle County and the local impacts are expected to intensify in the coming years. View this online StoryMap to take a closer look at the findings of the Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment for Albemarle County released in 2022. For ...
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