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Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 9:00 AM
Location: Community House, Haiti Street 152, Warrenton, Virginia
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Photo by Akahige, Flickr

PEC is participating in The PATH Foundation's Lets Volunteer Day! Come help us plant a raised bed vegetable garden for the children at the Community House at 152 Haiti Street.


Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 10:00 AM

The Dolley Madison Garden club presents “300 Years of Architecture” featuring 3 homes and gardens: Bloomsbury, Eastern View and Belle Terre. Driving tour of Virginia’s Piedmont with one ticket which gives you entrance into all three homes and gardens.


Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 8:00 AM

Join 350 Loudoun & Sierra Club on a journey to central Virginia to connect with the people, places, and natural resources threatened by the proposed, controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Experts will be present to answer any and all questions you might have, including Swami Dayananda, Reverend Paul Wilson, Climate Reality Project leader Paula Clements.

Where: Buckingham County: Yogaville spiritual center, Historic Union Hill Baptist Church, James River. 


Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Marriott Ranch, Marriott Lane 5305, Hume, Virginia
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Photo by Paula Combs

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), and the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) for a day at the iconic Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

With a back drop of spectacular mountain views, this is a working farm that the Rappahannock River flows directly through. For several years Marriott Ranch has volunteered to protect the water resources on their property and improve the health of their cattle through conservation best management practices which provides and excellent opportunity to showcase conservation.



Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, 5:30 PM
Location: PEC's Warrenton Office, 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Virginia
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Learning how to write an effective agricultural lease is a critical step in developing a good relationship between a farmer and a landowner. Join PEC for an evening with Mark Botkin, local Virginia attorney, to discuss how to write a lease: from types of leases, determining rental rates, common lease provisions to lease termination.


Thursday, May 10th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: Jack's Shop Kitchen, Spotswood Trail 14843, Ruckersville, Virginia
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There are a wide variety of land management and land conservation programs available to farm and forest landowners in Virginia. It can often be overwhelming trying to learn which programs and funding sources might work best for you and your particular property.


Thursday, May 10th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: Cascades Library, Whitfield Place 21030, Potomac Falls, Virginia

Small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of landowners in Virginia own less than 10 acres. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife and improved water quality and the air you breathe. Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned at this workshop.


Thursday, May 10th, 2018, 6:30 PM
Location: The V Social Eatery & Brew House, 44630 Waxpool Road , Ashburn, Virginia

Join us for an information session at V Social Eatery & Brew House in Ashburn on Thursday, May 10, to learn more about local and renewable, solar power! Chat with our 2018 Solarize Piedmont installers, as well as local residents who have gone solar. Hear about the options, permitting, financing, net metering, the cost, the savings, etc. There will be a short presentation between 7:00-7:30pm.


Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 9:00 AM
Location: Rust Library, Old Waterford Road Northwest 380, Leesburg, Virginia

Small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of landowners in Virginia own less than 10 acres. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife and improved water quality and the air you breathe. Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned at this workshop.


Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 5:30 PM
Location: Waterford Old School, Fairfax Street 40222, Waterford, Virginia
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There are a variety of land management and land conservation programs available to farm and forest landowners in Loudoun County, and more generally, in Virginia. Join PEC and our conservation partners for a free dinner and learn about these federal, state, and local programs. Also, hear a review of conservation successes and challenges in the Catoctin Creek watershed.


Monday, May 21st, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: Old Bust Head Brewery in Vint Hill, 7134 Lineweaver Road , Warrenton, Virginia

Start the week off right with an information session at Old Bust Head Brewing Company on Monday, May 21, to learn more about local and renewable, solar power! Chat with contractors and energy experts, as well as local residents who have gone solar. Hear about the options, permitting, financing, net metering, the cost, the savings, etc. There will be a short presentation between 6:30-7:00pm.


Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, 5:30 PM
Location: Hill School, Middleburg, Virginia
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The Goose Creek watershed represents a national model for land conservation. Join Mike Kane, of the Piedmont Environmental Council, and Tom Turner, of the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District, for a free dinner and review of conservation successes and challenges in the watershed, including an overview of conservation programs that are available to assist landowners.


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