The Piedmont View

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Power Hungry

This past May, 125 people gathered at the Rapidan fire hall to discuss how to protect the community and its historic and scenic landscape from Dominion’s newly proposed Remington-Pratts-Gordonsville Transmission Project …

A Vote Against Sprawl

Developers pushed Loudoun Board of Supervisors for more houses in the Transition Area and the Loudoun community pushed back! …

A Quest for Wildlife Habitat Restoration at Home

When you first visit Bruce Jones’ property, you’re apt to get overwhelmed. Everywhere you turn, something is fluttering, flowers are blooming, and life is happening. “Once you get it in your blood,” Bruce says, “it’s …

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders in Environmental Conservation

This summer marks our ninth Summer Fellowship Program, an annual seven-week educational program for college students and recent graduates …
Fauquier Mythbusters

Fauquier Mythbusters

A look at some popular myths about Fauquier County’s land use, growth, taxes and development. From ‘Fauquier County is no growth’ to ‘Land with a conservation easement limits farming’ …
Two men stand at farm fence.

Conservation at Work

5 conservation stories from around Fauquier County, including Cool Lawn Farm, Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, Hopefield, Rappahannock Station and Hunger Run Farm: …
Talking Taxes and Growth

Talking Taxes and Growth

Over the past year, there has been a heated discussion of issues tied to growth and taxes in Fauquier County, both in the local papers and in casual conversation. In these discussions a host of …
Fauquier's PDR program helps working farms

Fauquier’s PDR program helps working farms

Fauquier’s Purchase of Development Rights program pays landowners of agricultural operations to limit the development potential of their land through a conservation easement. Unlike a donated conservation easement, the PDR program pays farmers a flat …
Horner Street addition

The New Addition

We are delighted to share some wonderful news with you. In September, the PEC board passed a resolution to improve our headquarters—and now construction is under way! Work kicked off on November 10, 2014 on …
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Diana Boeke and Amir Abdelmalek

A Tale of Two Alums

Since 2009, PEC has offered the Exploring the Small Farm Dream course to aspiring farmers—helping them take a long hard look at their dreams and to answer the question, “Is starting a farm business a …