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Piedmont Environmental Council

Something as seemingly innocuous as a land transfer for a park broiled over into a dispute at the Gordonsville Town Council recently. The town wouldn’t even be making a land purchase; it would be a gift to Gordonsville. The transfer is being coordinated by the Piedmont Environmental Council.

A shared-use path along Route 20 will eliminate many thousands of vehicle trips, and will do much more than protect the environment. Like others in the community, we are concerned about the Monticello Gateway trees planted in the right-of-way, but we are convinced that the trees can remain.

A new bridge is offering safe, sustainable access to those utilizing the Whiteoak Canyon trailhead.

William Conrad von Raab, lawyer and former government official, died in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Son of Reg…

“This beautiful and agricultural open land was here before we purchased Waverley and it’s my hopeful intention that it will look the same as it does today long after I’m gone,” said Charlotte Tieken, Somerset resident and owner of Waverley Farm.

The Piedmont Environmental Council has launched "Solarize Piedmont," a grassroots campaign to bring solar power to more citizens and communities in the Commonwealth.

Nearly 100 concerned Orange, Madison and Culpeper citizens gathered in Rapidan last Wednesday for a joint meeting between the OMC Alliance and Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) to discuss Dominion Virginia Power’s proposed transmission lines. 

Nearly 100 concerned Orange, Madison and Culpeper citizens gathered in Rapidan last Wednesday for a joint meeting between the OMC Alliance and…

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