The Piedmont View

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Area Residents Give to Greenway Expansion

Area Residents Give to Greenway Expansion

Give Local Piedmont was a community-wide online giving challenge that sought to inspire folks to make donations of $10 or more to local nonprofits for 24 hours on May 6. Part of a national campaign, Give Local Piedmont supported the effort for Cul­peper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock Counties. And the good news is—it worked! ...
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Proposed Natural Gas Line

Proposed Natural Gas Line

This May we received word that landowners had begun receiving notices from Spectra Energy, referencing a proposal for a new natural gas pipeline through Virginia ...
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Making Progress at the Piedmont Overlook

Making Progress at the Piedmont Overlook

It’s been busy at the Overlook these past few months! PEC is in the final year of a cost-share agreement with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to improve the property’s habitat and increase its biodiversity. The mar­quee part of this grant is the creation of a 17-acre native grass and wildflower meadow on land that was formerly a pasture dominated ...
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Lending a Lens

Lending a Lens

At PEC, we have the privilege of working with countless individuals who are dedicated to protectingthis wonder­ful region. Carl Zitzmann is one such person. Some of you might not immediately recognize his name, but there’s a good chance that you’ve seen his photographs in one of our publications,weekly news emails, or on our website ...
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On the Ground – Summer 2014

Read "On the Ground" updates for Albemarle, Clarke, Rappahannock, Fauquier, Madison, Greene, Orange and Loudoun Counties ...
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Conservation Milestone at Gilberts Corner

Conservation Milestone at Gilberts Corner

Weathered barns, historic buildings, forested rolling green hills and pastoral open fields with large bales of hay—this is the view surrounding the intersection of Routes 15 and 50 in Loudoun County, known by many as Gilberts Corner ...
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Remembering Stewards of the Land

Learn more about the contributions to conservation made by Robert Tier Dennis and Janet Ketchum Grayson Whitehouse ...
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For the Love of the Land book cover

Released: For the Love of the Land

From the coast to the mountains, many landowners have been tending to their properties in Virginia for generations, carefully sustaining its resources and passing them on. In an effort to honor and highlight conservation efforts in our state, PEC has released For the Love of the Land: 100 Conservation Stories from Across Virginia ...
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