The Piedmont View

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Amazon and Dominion Set Sights on Warrenton

Two of the biggest corporate interests in Virginia have eyes on Warrenton. Late in 2021, Amazon bought a 41-acre parcel for a potential new data center, and has since submitted a “load letter” to Dominion …
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Joining the Climate Conversation

The climate is changing across the Virginia Piedmont, and Albemarle County is taking a lead with bold steps to plan for those changes …
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Histories Along the Blue Ridge: Digitization of Shenandoah National Park condemnation records in Madison County

Three days of rain gave way to sunshine on a May Sunday afternoon, perhaps a perfect symbolism for the official unveiling of a long-awaited project nearly 90 years in the making …
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The Land That Sustains Us: PEC Celebrates 50 Years

On Saturday, May 21, PEC staff gathered together with more than 160 friends, family, and supporters on the gentle rolling slopes of a mostly-conserved Clark Mountain to celebrate PEC’s 50th year of protecting a special …
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Taking on State Law in Defense of Family Farms

It’s reasonable that Mike and Tina Roebuck want to hold on to the 112-acre Madison County farm that’s been in the Roebuck family for nearly 150 years. But a clause in a Virginia state law …
Summer 2022 Piedmont View

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

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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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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