Restoring Wildlife Habitat

Whether you live in urban, suburban or rural areas, you can make a positive impact on native plants and wildlife. Help us boost biodiversity, productivity and environmental quality across the Piedmont.


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Kestrel Banding with October Greenfield

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PEC’s October Greenfield has been busy banding American Kestrels across our region to help track the movement and reproductive patterns of these beautiful falcons.Want to help kestrels and other grassland birds thrive on your property? Head to vagrasslandbirds.org to learn ...
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Albemarle Climate Action Videos

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“People notice that the weather is changing, and I think it’s our job as professionals and as community members to really sound the alarm—that it’s not just the weather, it’s the climate that’s changing.” - Dr. Irène Mathieu, UVA Health ...
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Earth Day Tree Planting at the Volgenau Property

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Last week, with the help of 56 volunteers, we planted 550 trees along the banks of Thumb Run on the Volgenau property in Fauquier County. These trees will help improve water quality in the stream, a tributary of the Rappahannock ...
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Aerial view of prescribed burn at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook

Prescribed Burn at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook (03/04/2022)

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As part of our habitat management efforts at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook near Sky Meadows State Park, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) conducted a prescribed burn on four acres of our native warm-season grass meadow. When applied correctly, fire ...
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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 provide many public benefits, including protecting clean water, restoring native plant and wildlife habitat, and ...
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