Piedmont View Newsletter Archive

View the PDFs of past editions of PEC’s quarterly member newsletter, The Piedmont View.


The fall 2020 edition of our member newsletter features articles about strengthening an easement at Puppy Run Farm, Virginia becoming the 16th state to pass the Heirs’ Property Act, enhancements at Rappahannock County Park made possible by PEC’s Krebser Fund, and more.

The summer 2020 edition of our member newsletter features articles about our effort to connect local dairies with local food banks, outdoor locations that PEC members are visiting during the pandemic, the push for government transparency as more business goes online, a digital Out and About, and more.

The 2020 spring edition of our member newsletter features articles about the Virginia General Assembly, a letter from PEC Board co-chair George Ohrstrom II, a feature on fencing at Mountain Hollow Farm, on the ground updates, and more. 


The 2019 winter edition of our member newsletter features articles about our trout stream restoration efforts, year one at the community farm, a welcome to Kat Imhoff, on the ground updates, and more. 

The 2019 autumn edition of our member newsletter features articles about our Blue Ridge to the Bay effort in the Rappahannock and Rapidan watersheds, rural fill dirt, greenways initiatives in Albemarle, a look back on this summer at the community farm, and more. 

The 2019 summer edition of our member newsletter features an articles about the Town to Trail effort in Gordonsville, the Loudoun Comprehensive Plan, trackless trams and other transit options, the Appalachian Trail’s path through PEC’s property in Fauquier County and more. 

The 2019 spring edition of our member newsletter features an article about what happened during the General Assembly Session in Richmond, an article about PEC’s new Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows, crossing the 100,000 acres under easement threshold in Albemarle, an update of our recent pollinator surveys at the Larson Native Plant Garden and more. 


The 2018 winter edition of our member newsletter features a preview of what to expect from the upcoming General Assembly Session in Richmond, an article about green HOA landscaping practices in Loudoun, an update on the IRS and conservation easements, news about a grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment towards work in the Goose Creek Watershed, and more.

The 2018 fall edition of the Piedmont View features a story about an innovative conservation easement in Orange County with the Nixon Family, a look at Chuck Marohn, the keynote speaker at our annual meeting, an update on our Charlottesville/Albemarle bike-ped initiative, a look at water quality monitoring at Roundabout Meadows, County on-the-ground updates, and more. 

The 2018 summer edition of the Piedmont View features a look at Headwater Stream Initiative planting done by the Goodall family, the opening of the Larson Native Plant Garden, an interview with PEC intern Kayla Stanley, a deep dive into the Loudoun Comprehensive Plan, County on-the-ground updates, and more. 

The 2018 spring edition of the Piedmont View features a General Assembly update, the Waverley Farm easement in Somerset, 2017 conservation totals, Piedmont fishing spots, an on-the-ground update from each of PEC’s 9-county service area, and much more.


The 2017 winter edition of the Piedmont View features an on-the-ground update from each of PEC’s 9-county service area, a window into plans for our Roundabout Meadows property in Loudoun, photos from fall events and much more. 

The 2017 fall edition of the Piedmont View features an update on our trout stream restoration projects, the renewed push for a potomac bridge crossing, water supply planning, urban greenways connecting Charlottesville and Albemarle, native landscaping and more. 

The 2017 summer edition of the Piedmont View features an update about the landscaping effort at PEC’s headquarters office, Remington Walks, 20 years of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, a packed Out and About section and more. 

The 2017 spring edition of the Piedmont View features an update on the 2017 General Assembly Session, land conservation totals for 2016, our first ‘match’ from last year’s Farmland Leasing Social Hour, and more.