Strong Communities

PEC’s approach to tackling environmental issues includes building resilient, sustainable and engaged communities.


Water Quality and Land Use

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Streams and rivers are likely to be healthy when at least 91% of the ground in their watershed remains permeable, allowing soil and plants to filter precipitation. Land Use and Water QualityThe Effect of Land Use on Water QualityA Changing ...
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“Poisoned Waters” Documentary on FRONTLINE

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FRONTLINE correspondent Hedrick Smith takes an in-depth look at Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay, and examines the growing number of hazards to human health and our nation's waterways. Both PEC and partner group, the Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG), ...
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Unison Historic District Offers a Window to the Civil War

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The village of Unison in western Loudoun, as if charmed in some way to keep from changing, is a quiet hamlet of well-kept old buildings, with many farmhouses, barns and churches that measure their age in centuries.  They are settled ...
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Big Growth in Greene

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When Brian Higgins joined PEC's staff as our first full-time field officer for Culpeper and Greene, this summer, he had to hit the ground running in Greene County. For one thing, the county is considering a rezoning for a development ...
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