Video

The Piedmont Environmental Council produces and hosts a variety of video content. Check out a few of our favorite pieces on this page, or view our full catalogue on YouTube or Facebook.

HELP PROTECT VIRGINIA’S PIEDMONT – A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT DUVALL

The PEC was incredibly fortunate to partner with actor Robert Duvall to create this video. This is a must-watch!


CULTIVATING COMMUNITY AT ROUNDABOUT MEADOWS

Come help us start our third season at our Community Farm! Even though it’s still chilly outside, we and our partners at Loudoun Hunger Relief are getting excited for spring at the Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows and growing food for those in need! Seeding for the upcoming growing season will kick off in February. Volunteers are the backbone of our efforts at the Community Farm, so please considering spending a few hours helping out! We’re thrilled with the progress that the farm has made in its first year of operations. Come out to Roundabout Meadows to help make 2020 even more successful!

Learn more about the farm and volunteer opportunities!


Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle

We’re working with a diverse coalition of organizations and communities to envision and implement a comprehensive network of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that is safe, inclusive, and useful for transportation in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

This work was made possible by a Strengthening Systems Grant from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

Learn More about or work in Charlottesville and Albemarle!

There are lots of ways to get involved:


RESTORING CONNECTIONS AT WHITEOAK CANYON

We teamed up with Shenandoah National Park and Trout Unlimited to remove the old crossing at the Whiteoak Canyon trailhead and replace it with a brand new bridge. Damaged by years of flooding, the crossing was no longer safe to drive across, blocked wildlife like brook trout, Virginia’s state freshwater fish, from accessing their natural habitat in the Park, and degraded water quality downstream. Now hikers will once again be able to drive across Cedar Run to the upper parking lot while fish and other aquatic species can swim freely in the revitalized stream!  

Funding for this project was provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), Orvis, The Nimick Forbesway Foundation, and the Ohrstrom Foundation. 

Learn more about restoring trout stream habitat:


When Mickey Came to Town

When Mickey Came to Town is a 30-minute film about a campaign, waged more than twenty years ago, to stop The Walt Disney Company from building an American history-themed park in the historic countryside of the Virginia Piedmont. Learn more >>


FARMING FILM SERIES

We are excited to host (online) a series of films that highlight farms, nonprofits, and community members on a mission to change the way we think and act about food. The films are executive produced by the Prince Charitable Trusts and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, and created by Aditi Desai and Vanina Harel. View or download the films below.


Other recent videos:

graphic with native flowers and bees with text that says "sustainable landscaping webinar"

Webinar: Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

On October 8, 2021, we held a webinar about the importance of using native plants in our landscapes ...
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Webinar: Quarterly Keynote Feat. Trevor Potter

Webinar: Quarterly Keynote Feat. Trevor Potter

On September 23, 2021, PEC hosted its third Quarterly Keynote webinar featuring Campaign Legal Center Founder and President Trevor Potter ...
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Fish Surveys with Virginia DWR

PEC teamed up with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to monitor the health of aquatic communities at two of our habitat restoration sights in Rappahannock County: Bolton Branch and Piney River! ...
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Video: Orvis Giveback Days for Bolton Branch

In May, The Piedmont Environmental Council teamed up with Orvis to raise money to restore two miles of brook trout stream habitat on Bolton Branch in Rappahannock County ...
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Park visitor looks east from a Skyline Drive overlook

PEC Quarterly Keynote: Conservation and Collaboration

Together with the Shenandoah National Park Trust and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Virginia Working Landscapes, the Piedmont Environmental Council presented its 2nd virtual Quarterly Keynote on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 pm ...
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