Conserving Land

PEC has helped landowners permanently protect more than 430,000 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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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 have many public benefits, including the protection of clean water, restoration of native plant and ...
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The Land Along Life-Giving Water

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This fall, we received two important grants to support and expand our work protecting rivers and streams ...
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Webinar: Quarterly Keynote with Ebonie Alexander

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On December 14, PEC hosted its final Quarterly Keynote of 2021, which featured a discussion on retaining and protecting Black-owned land ...
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Your Support is Doubled for Giving Tuesday

Your Support is Doubled for Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday is a global movement dedicated to giving back to organizations and causes you care about. Today on November 30, your donation will go twice as far thanks to the generosity of a longtime supporter who is offering a ...
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Virginia Survey Shows Support for Conservation

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Over three-quarters of Virginias support investing $300 million annually to protect Virginia’s natural resources ...
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