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.


2022 Highlights

2022 Highlights

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The Shenandoah River between Clarke and Fauquier counties. Photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC; flight thanks to Southwings For the last 50 years, PEC has worked to establish a better future for this region through sustainable growth and protection of the region’s ...
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Volunteers needed to help plant native trees in Sperryville for a cleaner Rappahannock River watershed

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Contact:Linnea Stewart, Tree Planting and Stewardship CoordinatorThe Piedmont Environmental Councillstewart@pecva.org; 540-347-2334, x7053 A volunteer plants a tree. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC Sperryville, Va. (Oct. 17, 2022) -  The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking about 30 community volunteers to help plant ...
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a woman plants a tree

Calling Volunteers: White Post, Berryville tree plantings help make water cleaner in the Potomac watershed

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Contact:Linnea Stewart, Tree Planting and Stewardship CoordinatorThe Piedmont Environmental Councillstewart@pecva.org; 540-347-2334, x7053 A volunteer plants a tree. Credit: Hugh Kenny/PEC White Post & Berryville, Va. (Oct. 17, 2022) - The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking about 60 community volunteers from ...
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a green field with black cows on a rainy looking day

Return of the Grassland Birds

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Once upon a time, Virginia’s scenic countryside was enriched by a vibrant chorus of birdsong, including those of our iconic grassland birds like the eastern meadowlark, often seen serenading from atop fence posts, and the bobolink, affectionately referred to as ...
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a young woman plants a tree sapling in dirt

Fall 2022 Tree Planting Opportunities

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All slots filled! Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest! A volunteer plants a tree on a property in Culpeper during the spring. Photo by Hugh Kenny/PEC We are so excited to announce our volunteer tree plantings for the ...
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