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Week Ahead for May 3, 2021: Another month, another mass of meetings

Another month begins with the finalization of the budget process in Albemarle and Nelson counties. Fluvanna will consider tax incentives for another affordable housing complex proposed by Pinnacle Construction. Albemarle’s design review board will take a look at the latest large development in Crozet. Louisa gets an update on the group studying the upper end of the county’s age demographics.

Virtual Event Recap: Cycling for Sustainable Cities

Virtual Event Recap: Cycling for Sustainable Cities

On May 7, 2021, researchers Ralph Buehler (top-right) and John Pucher (second from top-right) spoke about their new book, Cycling for Sustainable Cities (MIT Press), which describes ways to make city cycling safe, practical, and convenient for all ages and abilities. They talked about trends and policies, and shared examples from across America and around the world–with cases similar to our own communities. Watch the video here.

Weigh in on Route 15 South Design Alternatives

Weigh in on Route 15 South Design Alternatives

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Loudouners! An online comment period is open now through Friday, May 21, 2021 for residents to weigh in on design alternatives for the Route 15 South corridor (e.g. roundabout vs. turn lane at various intersections or preferred locations for multi-modal trails). There was a virtual public meeting in April to review various options, and the presentations and materials from that meeting are all available for comment. This is a chance to share your support for maintaining the rural character of the road while improving the safety and operations of the corridor.

To date, more than 200 people have responded to the survey, however the County is hoping for more folks to review the proposed improvement concepts to let them know which ones community-members prefer!

Learn more and weigh in at: https://www.loudoun.gov/5370/Route-15-Virtual-Public-Input-Meeting

Buy Fresh Buy Local Loudoun Guides Connect Consumers with Local Food and Farms

Buy Fresh Buy Local Loudoun Guides Connect Consumers with Local Food and Farms

With the spring growing season upon the Virginia Piedmont, The Piedmont Environmental Council is pleased to announce the release of its 2021-2022 Buy Fresh Buy Local Loudoun County guide. The Buy Fresh Buy Local guides offer a one-stop source connecting consumers to fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat and more, by way of local farmers, farmers markets, CSAs, and other local food venues.

Buy Fresh Buy Local C’ville Guides Connect Consumers with Local Food and Farms

Buy Fresh Buy Local C’ville Guides Connect Consumers with Local Food and Farms

With the spring growing season upon the Virginia Piedmont, The Piedmont Environmental Council is pleased to announce the release of its 2021-2022 Buy Fresh Buy Local Charlottesville-area guide. The Charlottesville Area guide, covering Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Nelson and Louisa counties, will be mailed to 77,831 households and residences in Charlottesville and Albemarle counties the week of May 10.

Farm Production Assistant

Farm Production Assistant

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is seeking to hire a part-time, seasonal Farm Production Assistant in 2021 to play an integral role in supporting farm operations and assisting with volunteer groups. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in sustainable vegetable production.