Conserving Land

Conserving Your Land

PEC has helped landowners permanently protect more than 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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Land Conservation Blogroll

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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Standing the Test of Time

Standing the Test of Time

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When Bob and Carroll Gilges retired in 1996 from a life filled to the brim with the adventures and demands of career, raising three daughters, travel, and many moves, they found their slice of heaven in the heavily wooded northern ...
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July at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook

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The native flower meadow our Piedmont Memorial Overlook property is almost at peak bloom! This 50-acre property, which has one of the best views in Northern Virginia, is publicly accessible via Sky Meadows State Park. It’s a one-way 1.6-mile hike ...
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Hikers at Piedmont Memorial Overlook interpretive signs

Planning for Access

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As the onset of Covid-19 social-distancing coincided with beautiful spring weather, many Piedmont residents turned to natural areas, parks, trails and even rural roads, enjoying what we all know to be certain: these places sustain us, provide respite and serve ...
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