Strong Communities

The work of protecting natural resources and the work of building better communities are integral to each other.


Heyward Community Forest trails

A Community Forest Grows (and Expands) on the Edge of Charlottesville

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Charlottesville Parks and Recreation is working with community groups to build a system of trails connecting the Heyward Community Forest to surrounding neighborhoods and natural areas. Photo: Peter Krebs/PEC Since the advent of Covid-19, Charlottesville area greenways and open spaces ...
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Important Comp Plan Chapters Up for Discussion in Greene

Important Comp Plan Chapters Up for Discussion in Greene

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The following text was sent out via email alert. To get PEC email alerts visit pecva.org/signup. Rapidan River flowing through Greene County, VA. Photo by Sanjay Suchak. Dear Supporter, I hope this finds you well and looking forward to a ...
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boat launch at kelly's ford

On the Ground Updates – March 2020

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A series of short updates from around the PEC region – Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock. Albemarle & Charlottesville Comprehensive Plan and Affordable Housing Schedules At its Feb 3 meeting, the Albemarle Board ...
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Screenshot of Summit attendees

Summit Mobilizes Collective Action

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Video of the main room from the Active Mobility Summit. To enable a climate of openness and honesty, the small group sessions were not recorded, but notes from each session are available. Representatives from several dozen organizations, businesses, agencies, and ...
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We Hope You Can Join Us

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The following announcement was sent out via email. Sign up for PEC email alerts>> Dear Supporter, March is our Membership Month, a time of year when we celebrate our current members and encourage others to join or renew! I’d like ...
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