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Remington Walks

Remington Walks

Walkable locales with recreation options are, simply put, nicer places to live and visit, and they increase quality of life. That is why we have partnered with the Town of Remington and various community groups …
On the Ground -- Summer 2017

On the Ground — Summer 2017

Updates from the around the PEC region, organized by county. Albemarle: Utility Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation Sites in Albemarle. Clarke: Zoning, Planning and Conservation Updates. Culpeper: Waterloo Bridge Update and Brandy Station Battlefield. Fauquier: Blackthorne …
President's Letter - Summer 2017

President’s Letter – Summer 2017

Some may not know that PEC is also the fiscal sponsor for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, an organization that focuses on planning and policies that support the best possible solutions for the greater Washington …
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

If you can connect and have a good relationship, farmer to landowner, this can be an amazing, beautiful and productive thing. It really can work,” says Katharine Wilson, manager of the new Berrey Hill Farm …
Waterloo Bridge -- Still Closed. Still Waiting for Repair

Waterloo Bridge — Still Closed. Still Waiting for Repair

The other night as I drove home, I paid attention to each bridge crossing. There were 18 concrete slab bridges. A majority of our roadways are repetitive monolithic creatures with little character or interest of …
On the Ground -- Spring 2017

On the Ground — Spring 2017

Updates from the around the PEC region, organized by county. Here’s the blurb from Culpeper, which actually applies to residents in multiple counties: The Culpeper Soil and Water District recently secured funding from the Virginia Department …
Trail Blazing

Trail Blazing

Pedestrian and bicycle trail systems can improve our health, increase property value, provide sustainable transportation choices and even strengthen a community’s economy — especially in an urban area. Something not everyone may know about PEC …
Protecting Thumb Run

Protecting Thumb Run

What’s good for wildlife is often good for water quality,” said Celia Vuocolo, PEC’s wildlife habitat and stewardship specialist, as she spoke to guests at the fifth Annual Thumb Run Open House. This sentiment was …
On the Ground in 2016

On the Ground in 2016

Updates from the around the PEC region, organized by county. Starting off with Albemarle, where under the guise of promoting economic development and using very general cost estimates, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors appears …
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Fenced in at Roundabout Meadows

Fenced in at Roundabout Meadows

Polluted water is not only bad for us and the environment, but it’s bad for livestock as well,” says Celia Vuocolo, habitat and stewardship specialist at PEC. A significant stewardship project is wrapping up this …