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: Free Flow

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Photo courtesy of Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program. This video was posted to our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts on 4/21/2021. A must-watch!! We’re so excited to bring you this video about our largest trout stream restoration project to date, on Bolton Branch in Rappahannock County on the border of ...
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Video: Restoring Access to the Rivanna River

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This video was posted to PEC's Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts on 4/16/21. To help the public safely access the Rivanna River, PEC teamed up with the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Rivanna Conservation Alliance, and Rivanna River Co to update the boat landing at Riverview Park! The landing ...
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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.

New Virginia Scenic River Signs Unveiled along Moormans River

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Signs signify river’s natural, scenic, and historic importance MILLINGTON, VIRGINIA (Apr. 6, 2021) – On Monday, April 5, community members joined with Piedmont Environmental Council staff members under clear blue skies and warm sunshine to unveil new Virginia State Scenic River signs along the Moormans River in Albemarle County. Albemarle ...
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A Win for Goose Creek

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The Loudoun Board of Supervisors voted to reject an intensive development proposal along Goose Creek, reversing a decision from earlier in the month. It’s a win for the public, the creek and drinking water protection! Over 30 speakers, volumes of letters and a petition with over 4,500 signatures (including 3000 ...
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Pen Druid Tree Planting

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This video was posted to our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts on 3/18/2021. PEC and Friends of the Rappahannock planted 750 native trees and shrubs at Pen Druid Brewing in Rappahannock County last weekend! The planting was part of our Headwater Stream Initiative, a joint project of The Piedmont Environmental ...
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