Conserving Land

CONSERVING YOUR LAND

PEC has helped landowners permanently protect over 420,000 acres of rural or natural land. Conservation Easements help ensure that the Virginia Piedmont is always characterized by its open spaces, healthy environment, and cultural resources.

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FOR THE LOVE OF THE LAND

for the love of the land book

For the Love of the Land features 100 conservation success stories from across Virginia, representing every legislative district—a sampling from among thousands of places in the Commonwealth that are now protected forever. At a time when many of the special places in Virginia could easily be lost, these stories remind us why land conservation is so important.

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Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund

Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund

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The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund (the “Fauquier Fund”) is dedicated to protecting land with important natural, historic, scenic, and agricultural resources in Fauquier County, Virginia. An advisory committee, composed of local residents and PEC staff, ...
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Webinar: Keeping Land in the Family

Webinar: Keeping Land in the Family

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Learn more about the new Heirs' Property Act in Virginia and what it means for families who share ownership of land or have inherited land without a will ...
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Support Conservation Funding and Programs

Support Conservation Funding and Programs

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Thank legislators for supporting VLCF funding and remind them of the importance of all of our state conservation programs in 2021. Learn More & Take Action ...
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drone photo of trail

Help shape Loudoun County’s vision for parks, recreation and open space

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Hello there! We wanted to send a quick note letting you know that community input is needed on the Loudoun’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan. Your feedback is critical to determining the vision, development, and investment in parks, recreation opportunities, ...
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Bonnie Beers planting at Rappahannock County Park

The Little Park that Could

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Along the Rush River in the town of Washington, just a few miles east of the Shenandoah National Park, the 7.3-acre Rappahannock County Park is best known by locals for its pirate-ship playground, skate park, tennis courts, and picnic area ...
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