Historic & Scenic Landscapes

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


aerial image of valley of conserved land

2022-2024 Virginia Budget Priorities

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This text was sourced from an email alert sent out on March 3, 2022. Sign up to receive PEC updates. We’re nearing the end of the General Assembly session, which means focus is starting to shift toward the state’s budget ...
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Update on the James-Brown Cemetery in Madison County

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One of the graves in the James-Brown Cemetary. Photo by Hugh Kenny. During #BlackHistoryMonth we’re elevating stories that recognize important African American sites and achievements across the Piedmont. In 2021, we shared a story on Walker Cobler and the James-Brown ...
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white one-story building with parking lot in the foreground and trees in the background

St. John School – Rosenwald Funded

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View of St. John Rosenwald School from the road. Credit Nyttend, Wikimedia. During #BlackHistoryMonth we’re elevating stories that recognize important African American sites and achievements across the Piedmont. One such place is the St. John School in Albemarle County, which ...
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Headshot of Dr. Sam Ahdoot

Conservation Easement Stories: Dr. Sam Ahdoot

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Dr. Sam Ahdoot placed her land in Rappahannock County under a conservation easement with The Piedmont Environmental Council in 2019. The easement was designed to provide many public benefits, including protecting clean water, restoring native plant and wildlife habitat, and ...
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image of a green lawn with a large white building

Eyes Turn Toward Richmond: What To Expect This Session

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Capitol Square in Richmond, VA. Photo by Matt Rath/Chesapeake Bay Program Start your engines! The 2022 regular session of the Virginia General Assembly kicked off today, and with last November’s elections ushering in a changed political landscape in Richmond, it ...
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