The Piedmont View

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Summer 2022 Piedmont View

The summer 2022 edition of the Piedmont View features highlights from PEC's 50th anniversary celebration, meet two PEC staff members, Madison County property condemnation records are digitized, climate risk assessment, upcoming events, and more ...
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On the Ground Updates – March 2022

A series of short updates from around the PEC region - Albemarle & Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange & Rappahannock ...
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map of PEC's 9-county region with conserved land in green

2021 Land Conservation Totals

In 2021, private landowners partnered with PEC and other conservation agencies to permanently protect 6,474 more acres of land in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties ...
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Spring Renewal – Letter from PEC’s President

The last few weeks of winter and the first weeks of spring are an amazing combination of both the opportunity for renewed life and the threat of damaging wind, snow and ice ...
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Meet PEC: Spring 2022

Meet PEC's Hallie Harriman and Laura O'Brien! ...
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A Potential Superfund Site?

Last year, we told you about a developer's proposal for a 2,602-acre development across from Lake of the Woods on Rt. 3 in Orange County and next to Wilderness National Battlefield. With continued investigation, we found some unexpected and truly shocking information about the history of gold mining at the site ...
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a man and women hold a green sign between them that says "This property is forever protected with a conservation easement"

Protecting a Historic Landscape in Orange County

Within the nationally recognized Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District, near Barboursville in Orange County, William K. “Wik” Dove II partnered with The Piedmont Environmental Council to permanently protect his 108 acres with a conservation easement ...
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aerial view of a meandering stream through two fields in a rural landscape during autumn

Re-aligning Land and Nature at the Holden Farm in Loudoun County

In 2021, the Holdens partnered with The Piedmont Environmental Council to permanently conserve their rolling 35-acre farm just south of the historic Quaker village of Lincoln ...
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