Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also present some of America’s most historic terrain-where visionaries, pioneers, farmers, generals, soldiers, slaves and Presidents lived and left their mark.


waterloo bridge installation

VDOT Contractor Installs Rehabilitated Waterloo Bridge

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Text pulled from PEC's Nov 6, 2020 Facebook post: Exciting news! Yesterday, we were able to witness the placement of the rehabilitated Waterloo Bridge back onto its stone abutments. It was amazing to see the 550-ton crane set the 101-foot, ...
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Rappahannock family pre Shenandoah National Park formation

Creating a Digital Record – The Formation of Shenandoah National Park

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Left image: J. Bernard and Ruby Bolen and family in front of their Rappahannock County home in the 1890s. Photo credit Rappahannock Historical Society. Right image: A sample document from the JMU database. In the 1930s, nearly 200,000 acres of ...
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Support Conservation Funding and Programs

Support Conservation Funding and Programs

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The following text was taken from an email alert sent out on October 5, 2020 by The Piedmont Environmental Council's director of state policy, Dan Holmes. To sign up for PEC email alerts, visit pecva.org/signup. Thank the General Assembly for ...
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Scenic Rivers in the Piedmont - A StoryMap

Scenic Rivers in the Piedmont – A StoryMap

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In 2020, the state of Virginia commemorates 50 years of dedication and commitment to the conservation of Virginia's water resources through the Virginia Scenic Rivers Program. In honor of that anniversary, PEC Fellowship program participants, Meredith Hickman and David Malcolm, ...
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Video: Moment of Zen

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“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~Rachel Carson This video was published on our Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram accounts on 5/1/2020 ...
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