Clean Water

To protect the water we drink, we need clean air, expansive forests, responsible farms, wooded stream banks, and communities and individuals who make choices to avoid pollution.


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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Fish Surveys with Virginia DWR

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PEC teamed up with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to monitor the health of aquatic communities at two of our habitat restoration sights in Rappahannock County: Bolton Branch and Piney River! These streams, flowing out of Shenandoah National Park, are critical habitat for brook trout, but they’ve been increasingly ...
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The Wilderness Crossing Proposal Explained: StoryMap

The Wilderness Crossing Proposal Explained: StoryMap

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A massive 2,602-acre rezoning and development called “Wilderness Crossing” is being proposed along the Rt. 3 corridor in the Germanna Wilderness Area of Orange County, across from Lake of the Woods. If approved, it would be the largest rezoning in county history. Read our blog post >> To illustrate the ...
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New boat launch on the Rappahannock River

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Improving public access to waterways is an amazing way to connect communities to nature, boost public health and encourage a conservation ethic. Unfortunately, there are few places in our region where it is easy to get on the water and enjoy those benefits. PEC has been working with partners to ...
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Conservation Outcomes from a Speedy Special Session

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This text was taken from an email alert sent out on August 12, 2021. Sign up for email alerts >> View of the state capitol and General Assembly buildings in Richmond. Photo by Kate Moody. Well, that was fast! Less than two weeks after gaveling in on Monday, Aug. 2, ...
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Video: Orvis Giveback Days for Bolton Branch

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This video was posted to our Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube accounts on 6/25/2021. In May, The Piedmont Environmental Council teamed up with Orvis to raise money to restore two miles of brook trout stream habitat on Bolton Branch in Rappahannock County. Thanks to shoppers at four Northern Virginia Orvis store ...
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