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:

Drone image of the Rivanna River

Video: Restoring Access to the Rivanna River

To help the public safely access the Rivanna River, PEC teamed up with the City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, Rivanna Conservation Alliance, and Rivanna River Co, to update the boat landing at Riverview Park! ...
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farmer Dana waters seedlings

Spring Update from the Community Farm

Our third season is underway with more than 12,000 seedlings in the greenhouse. Watch the video>> ...
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tree planting photo

Pen Druid Tree Planting

Part of a collective effort to get native trees and shrubs planted in riparian zones in headwater counties of the Rappahannock River Watershed. Read more>> ...
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Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

Video: Building Bike and Pedestrian Connections in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

The Piedmont Environmental Council is 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, nature-full and useful for transportation in Charlottesville and Albemarle County ...
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Video: Wrapping up 2020 at the Community Farm

We had an incredible 2020 season at the Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows! Thanks to the tireless work of over 470 volunteers, we donated more than 25,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown produce to our partners at Loudoun Hunger Relief! ...
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