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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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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On the Ground Updates – June 2021

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A series of short updates from around the PEC region - Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock. Albemarle & Charlottesville Comprehensive Plans Charlottesville is revising its comprehensive plan in conjunction with a new affordable housing policy and an upcoming zoning code rewrite. Due to ...
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PEC Senior Conservation Fellow Kat Imhoff, Albemarle Supervisors Ann Mallek and Liz Palmer, and PEC board member John Birdsall stand beneath the new Moormans Scenic River sign.

Signs of a Scenic River

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The Moormans River. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC In western Albemarle County, the cold, pristine waters of the Moormans River spill over a towering Sugar Hollow Dam and wind eastward for 14.3 miles. Flowing gently at first through historic Sugar Hollow and White Hall, it gathers strength and speed from Doyles River, ...
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Trout Stream Restoration Gifts Doubled Through May 31

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Help complete this trout stream restoration project! Through May, we’ve teamed up with Orvis to raise money to restore two miles of brook trout stream habitat on Bolton Branch in Rappahannock County. Receive a $10 store coupon when you donate $10 or more at the register in any of the ...
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Volunteer plants trees in Fauquier County

Video: Meadows Farm Tree Planting

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This video was posted to our Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube accounts on 5/3/21. PEC staff and volunteers planted 300 trees at Meadows Farm in Fauquier County on Earth Day! The planting was part of our Headwater Stream Initiative, a joint effort with Friends of the Rappahannock to provide free technical ...
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