The Piedmont View

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Closing 2023: President's Letter

Closing 2023: President’s Letter

2023 has been an exciting year of reflecting on and restating the mission, priorities and programs of PEC with the rollout of a new strategic plan …
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Bringing Solar to Farms in the Piedmont

Bringing Solar to Farms in the Piedmont

Whether it’s DIY or in the hands of the Commonwealth’s many trusted local solar businesses, now is a better time than ever to go solar …
aerial view of a General Assembly chamber

Conservation Community Priorities for the 2024 General Assembly

With the many issues facing Virginia throughout the upcoming session, PEC staff will work with VCN and other allies to testify before the legislature, speak about budget priorities and amendments, and help lead with our …
Winter 2023 Piedmont View

Winter 2023 Piedmont View

In this issue: a 2024 General Assembly preview; this year’s photo contest winners; a look at how PEC is bringing distributed solar to farms in the Piedmont; PEC staffer profiles, Out & About; and more …
A substation being built next to the WO&D Trail. Photo by Hugh Kenny

Fall 2023 Piedmont View

In this issue: Meet two of PEC’s newer land use staff; data center implications for the region; highlights from the 2023 Summer Fellowship; PEC staff on the ground in our nine counties; and more …
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Meet PEC: Fall 2023

Meet PEC: Fall 2023

Meet land use field representatives Sarah Parmelee and Rob McGinnis …
forested stream

Making Biscuit Run Park Available to Everyone

Biscuit Run Park is going to be a magnificent resource, and it wouldn’t be right for people of the Southwood community to be able to see the park, but not get to it easily …