The Piedmont View

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aerial view of the community farm, a few acres of cropland surrounded by green space and buffered by trees and a roundabout

Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide

From my perspective over at Gilberts Corner, I can look in either direction and see these two very different, but interdependent worlds …
Four staff stand in front of the Virginia State Capitol building and lawn.

President’s Letter: While There Is Still Time

For more than 50 years, PEC has advocated that local governments, state agencies and communities plan together for long-term sustainability with a thoughtful balance between development and conservation …
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Introducing PEC’s New Board Chair and Leadership Team

Introducing PEC’s New Board Chair and Leadership Team

Jean Perin and George Ohrstrom led The Piedmont Environmental Council, as board co-chairs, with great humility, care and passion for 10 years. In January, they turned the reins over to David Aldrich and a new …
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A man holds a kestrel

Who’s Protecting the Piedmont?

Here, we highlight two of those people, who are protecting the Piedmont with a passion and focus on stemming the decline of our once-abundant grassland birds …
expansive view of seed trays filled with small green sprouts

Spring 2024 Piedmont View

In this issue: conservation stories from 2023; a legislative update from the General Assembly; meet PEC’s new board officers; land use highlights around the region; upcoming events, and much more …
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a couple holds an easement sign, standing with a PEC field rep, on a forested property in autumn

Conservation Stories Across the Region: Anne & Dru Crawley, Filling in the Missing Piece

Walking along the gravel driveway of Anne and Dru Crawley’s property, five miles from the village of Amissville, I recognized immediately the significance of this 63-acre stretch of land …