The Piedmont View

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In the City or the Country—Public Access to Nature Matters

As the pandemic drove many Piedmont residents to seek respite and renewal in natural areas, parks, and trails like never before, it made one thing abundantly clear; we need more, well-distributed public access to parks and green spaces all throughout the region ...
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a man speaks behind a podium in the House chamber of the Virginia General Assembly

Report from Richmond: The good, the bad from a busy session

PEC's summary of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly session ...
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Spring 2022 Piedmont View

The spring 2022 edition of the Piedmont View features 2021 land conservation totals, conservation stories in Loudoun and Orange, a General Assembly session recap, details about gold mining at Wilderness Crossing, new staff profiles, and more! ...
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Meet PEC: Winter 2021

Meet PEC's October Greenfield and Hugh Kenny! ...
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President’s Letter – Winter 2021

The vibrant colors of the forests this fall have been a source of inspiration and hope for thousands of residents and millions of visitors to the Piedmont region. Whether an individual tree with a complete crown in full display or the more complex patterns of a forested hillside, their effect is an awesome reminder of the power of the natural ...
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Working Together for Clean Water and the Brook Trout

Working Together for Clean Water and the Brook Trout

PEC has been working with state agencies, partner organizations and landowners to improve fish passage across the Piedmont, one barrier at a time ...
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2022 General Assembly Preview

The results of November’s general election means that Virginia will head into the 2022 General Assembly session with interesting challenges and opportunities across the levers of state government ...
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The Land Along Life-Giving Water

This fall, we received two important grants to support and expand our work protecting rivers and streams ...
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