Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also represent some of America’s most historic terrain.


2022 Highlights

2022 Highlights

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The Shenandoah River in Clarke County along Rt. 50. Photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC; flight thanks to Southwings For the last 50 years, PEC has worked to establish a better future for this region through sustainable growth and protection of the ...
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The Piedmont’s Beauty Is Not An Accident – Letter from PEC’s President

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Dear Friends, I often say that the beauty of the Virginia Piedmont is not an accident. And over the course of 2022, PEC has been contemplating and celebrating 50 years of collective effort conserving and protecting this place we love ...
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PEC and the Aldie Assemblage – An Incredible Conservation Opportunity

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The Aldie Assemblage is a 6.42-acre property located in the Village of Aldie that is currently owned by the County of Loudoun. It has many natural and culturally significant features worthy of conservation, including a historic tavern building, forested slopes ...
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Proposed Cell Tower at Mickie Gordon Memorial Park

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The following text was sent out via email on July 21, 2022. Sign up for PEC email alerts → Update (09/12/2022): On July 26, the Loudoun Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposal to construct a 150-foot cell ...
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Histories Along the Blue Ridge: Digitization of Shenandoah National Park condemnation records in Madison County

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Three days of rain gave way to sunshine on a May Sunday afternoon, perhaps a perfect symbolism for the official unveiling of a long-awaited project nearly 90 years in the making. A crowd of more than 50 people filled the ...
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