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PEC receives NFWF grant

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded PEC a $200,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund this past October. With this grant, PEC will collaborate with Loudoun County, the Town of Lovettsville, Loudoun County …
PEC receives the Madison Family Cup Award at Montpelier. Photo by Kelley Spurlock, courtesy of The Montpelier Foundation

PEC Awarded Madison Family Cup for Conservation Efforts

In early November, the National Society of the Madison Family Descendants honored PEC with the Madison Family Cup for its noteworthy conservation efforts at Montpelier and the surrounding Orange County environs …
Students plant trees with their teachers

Planting the Seeds of Habitat Restoration

PEC teamed up with Mill Run Elementary School to create a naturally landscaped outdoor area for educating students, parents and the community. This past November, the school’s fourth and fifth grades participated in the project …
tree planting at the overlook

Two Thousand Trees Planted

An interview with PEC’s Sustainable Habitat Program Assistant Celia Vuocolo: What type of restoration happened at the Overlook this past fall? We did a large forest-edge planting of about 2,000 trees and shrubs. The goal …
Youth from the Boys and Girls Club

Down the River and Through the Woods

A partnership between PEC and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia has cre­ated new opportunities for Orange County youth to experience the natural environment and history of the surrounding region …
Diana Boeke and Amir Abdelmalek

In Memory of Kitty P. Smith

On April 23, we lost a great member of our community—Dr. Kitty P. Smith. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family and close friends. Kitty was a long-time Fauquier resident, and worked …
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Outer Beltway Update

Outer Beltway Update

The Bi-County Parkway project, a key component of the Outer Belt­way scheme, is on hold… for now …
Explore Warrenton Trails

Explore Warrenton Trails

See a map with Warrenton’s trails, and find out where to view additional trail maps in Fauquier County …
This is Big!

This is Big!

The opening of the Silver Line this past July was an important step toward a better future for the Washington metropolitan region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. For decades, Tysons has been an example of …
On the Ground

On the Ground

Read On the Ground updates for Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties …