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  • 2012Annual Report
  • Dear Friends, On December 18, 1972, a group of concerned citizens came decades. We will continue to take on the tough challenges as together to form The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC). well as carry out the day-to-day work that helps make this They realized that the Piedmont was an exceptional place— region such a wonderful place to call home and to visit. beloved for its scenic beauty, bountiful natural resources, diverse ecology, significance to American history, productive During 2012, PEC continued to implement critical elements family farms, thriving communities and vibrant economy. of the Strategic Plan, which was approved in 2010 to strengthen our ability to be effective in the face of the very Forty years have gone by, but our founders’ proactive vision real changes to the region’s demographics and economy. We for the Piedmont—and for an organization that would work to know that people’s willingness to help protect the Piedmont protect it—has truly strengthened our region. PEC is guided depends on their relationship to the area’s natural assets, by, and remains committed to, the original words in our cultural values, and the land itself. For this reason, PEC Articles of Incorporation. As it states, PEC was founded: organized dozens of events in 2012—beginning with lectures by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, in “...to insure that the total environment of the northern Leesburg and Charlottesville. Some events are annual, such as Piedmont region of Virginia and its citizens are our Bluebell Walk on privately conserved land along the Cedar considered as an integrated whole. Run, to celebrate rebirth in the spring. Other events address an immediate concern, like our public meetings concerning ...to support logical development and to assure that yellow breasted chat the possible impacts to the Piedmont if the ban on uranium what takes place is done in a purposeful, planned and Photo by Mark L. Watson mining and milling is lifted. In the end, all of our events orderly way and at a proper pace. are opportunities to increase citizens’ appreciation for the Piedmont and its communities, as well as share with them a PEC was founded ...to see that development takes into account the desires positive vision of our future. ”...to insure that the of the residents and the preservation of the natural beauty, historic sites and structures and traditional rural total environment and agricultural character. PEC continues to invest in the capacity to meet the land conservation goals of the Piedmont. The stewardship function of the northern that PEC has committed to in perpetuity is endowed and we Piedmont region ...to help educate the citizens of the Piedmont as to the have policies in place to build that endowment from a variety natural assets of their region and the threats to them. of Virginia and of sources. We also continue to provide professional staff to assist landowners in the Piedmont region who are considering its citizens are ...to assist by example other areas faced with similar donating a conservation easement. And we continue to problems.” considered as an play a lead role within the land conservation community in integrated whole.” PEC is proud to have carried on this mission for the last four improving policies to encourage effective conservation.iicover: Nature Preserve in Rappahannock. Photo by Bruce Jones
  • The Piedmont’s lands serve as crucial habitat for wildlife. of the beloved Piedmont landscape. In other words, how to contentsMany residents—whether they are farmers, suburban make a buck off of beauty. In nearly every community, we arehomeowners, or city dwellers—are interested in what they seeing proposals to expand commercial ventures in the rural,can do to encourage a healthier natural environment. PEC’s agricultural areas—entertainment venues at farm wineries; Map of the Piedmont 2investment in our Sustainable Habitat Program has helped paintball facilities; historic sites converted to event halls and land conservation 4hundreds of landowners plan and implement habitat restoration retreat centers; retail centers that start as farm stores butpractices on their properties. Along Thumb Run, a tributary sell anything and everything; expanded equestrian facilities, clean air and water 6to the Rappahannock River in western Fauquier, we hope to some of which include rural subdivisions. On the one hand, history and beauty 8demonstrate that neighboring landowners can work together to we need to find ways to encourage sustainable economicaccomplish meaningful habitat restoration at a larger scale. opportunities for the rural areas of the Piedmont that we better communities 10 have all worked so hard to protect and enhance. On the otherOur region, which includes several of the fastest growing hand, we need to recognize the impacts these practices will sensible transportation 12jurisdictions in the nation, has faced serious challenges over have on the quality of the product we are trying to market. strong rural economies 14the decades. There is the persistent threat of scattered andpoorly planned residential, commercial, and even industrial As always, PEC is leading the debate on these difficult habitat restoration 16development—leading to a steady loss of productive farm and challenges in communities throughout the Piedmont. Weforest land. There have been proposals that have shaken our connecting people rely on your support and your willingness to participate in and nature 18region. There was the push in the early 1980s to mine uranium the discussions and the decisions. We have been honored toin the Commonwealth, a push that came back in 2007. Then serve this region for the past four decades, and we hope to be The Piedmont Foundation  20there was a proposal by Disney in 1994 to build a massive here for decades to come.amusement park just outside of Haymarket. In the early 2000s, Conservation easement 21we saw proposals for dozens of new power plants in Virginia. donors  Sincerely,And then came the push for more transmission lines in 2006. Contributions 21Today, we face poorly planned, ineffective transportationprojects—like the Charlottesville Rt. 29 Bypass or the Outer Board of Directors 28Beltway through Loudoun & Prince William—highways that Chris Miller and Staffremain the most important public subsidy for speculative land President Statements of insidedevelopment. Financial Condition back coverWe have figured out how to respond to these types of largescale challenges. A new, more difficult challenge is residents’ Tony Vanderwarkerincreased interest in finding ways to capture the monetary value Chair of the Board Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 1
  • Physiographic Regions of PVirginiaPhysiographic Regions of Virginia A Virginia’s northern Piedmont is an exceptional place. OH MD Virginia’s northern Piedmont is an exceptional place. Located at PEC Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Service Area the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont is beloved for Piedmont is beloved for its scenic beauty, unparalleled WV le y its scenic beauty, bountiful natural resources, diverse ecology, al in its significance to America’s history, and valuable significance to American history, productive family farms, Co V tKY on d as an g for its productive family farms, thriving e m id ta i an ge ach u R thriving communities and vibrant economy. ed pal tea d l P Ap Pla Ri ue Bl Pi communities and vibrant economy. Y L V A N I A la in PENNSTN NC § ¦ ¨ 68 § ¦ ¨ 70 MARYLAND § ¦ ¨ 95 DELAW ProtectedOLand in Virginia Protected OHI Virginia Winchester § ¦ ¨ 270 Baltimore ( ( Leesburg § ¦ ¨ ARE 79 § ¦ ¨ 66 DC q Fairfax Conservation Easements WEST VIRGINIA ( Publicly Owned Lands § ¦ ¨ 81 ( Warrenton 0 25 50 Harrisonburg Miles ( ( Culpeper § ¦ ¨ 95 ( PECs 9 county service area has nearly 30% Fredericksburg Che Staunton of Virginias privately conserved land, ( Charlottesville s ape while containing only 6% of the land area. 77 § ¦ ¨ ( § ¦ ¨ 64 a ke B § ¦ ¨ 64 Lexington (KENTUCKY ay ( Richmond Lynchburg § ¦ ¨ 64 Atlant i c O cean ( Roanoke Blacksburg ( ( ( § ¦ ¨ 81 ( Petersburg VIRGINIA Norfolk ( Virginia ( Beach § ¦ ¨ 81 § ¦ ¨ 77 Bristol ( Danville § ¦ ¨ 85 § ¦ ¨ 95TENESSEE ( NORTH CAROLINA
  • V W M IR E S A The PEC Region The PEC Region G IN Lovettsville T R I A Y I N IA L G L IR Winchester Berryville Purcellville £ ¤ 15 O A E V £ R ¤A K N U 340 Leesburg D L D T C Easements Recorded in 2012 S O E IA £ ¤ W 50 U I N Conservation Easements £ ¤ N 17 Middleburg Front G Dulles Royal £ ¤ 50 Publicly Owned Lands IR § ¦ ¨ 66 Marshall V The Plains Fairfax Planned for Growth £ ¤ q 522 £ ¤ 17 F £ ¤ 29 Planned Road Projects A Washington Manassas Warrenton r k U £ ¤ 211 Outer CK Q P a £ ¤ 211 NO Beltway 0 10 20 N U Luray A I R APPAH E Miles R l C U na L Remington £ ¤ io 522 P Harrisonburg E at Culpeper P £ ¤ M 17 E N £ ¤ A 29 R For more information on the For more information on the D h I £ ¤ ill-conceived DC Outer Beltway ill-conceived DC Outer Beltway G Madison 15 a S R o O d E N Fredericksburg n E and Charlottesville Western and Charlottesville Western a E n e Stanardsville G N Orange Bypass See page 13. Bypass, see page __ h N E S A £ ¤ 33 O R £ ¤ 29 522 £ ¤ E LWaynesboro Gordonsville For more information on PEC’s For more information on PECs R land conservation successes in A Charlottesville Crozet £ ¤ 250 land conservation successes M § ¦ ¨ 64 E 2012, see page 5. L B in 2012 see page __ A £ ¤ 29 Western Bypass Scottsville Maps created by PEC for presentation purposes only. Data source: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, County Governements, VDOT. Richmond
  • land conservation voluntary action  • outstanding success  • saving places people love In 2012, PEC accepted an easement on Ovoka Farm, located in Fauquier and Clarke Counties. Photo by Ken Garrett4
  • land conservationPEC protects five properties in 2012I n addition to our extensive outreach, assistance to landowners, and advocacy for strong conser- vation policies, PEC now more frequently servesas the ultimate easement holder. By accepting moreeasements, PEC can better meet landowners’ needs Trail, Scenic Route 50, the village of Paris and many places within the Crooked Run Historic District. Another is the Andrewsia property, just outside the Town of Orange. Andrewsia was once slated for over 300 houses, but was donated to PEC instead and will subdivision near Earlysville in Albemarle County, which we will protect with a conservation easement. In Rappahannock, with support from the Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation (see p. 20), we purchased a 17-acre property that is sur-and make more conservation projects possible in our remain open, scenic farmland. The third is the Beier rounded on three sides by a designated wildernessnine-county region. family’s property in Madison County, near the White area within Shenandoah National Park. PEC intends Oak Canyon trailhead. This easement helps to pro- to transfer this property to the National Park Service.In 2012, PEC accepted easements on three excep- tect a high quality trout stream and a scenic gatewaytional properties. One of these is the 481-acre Ovoka to Shenandoah National Park. PEC is an accredited land trust.Farm, near Sky Meadows State Park, in Fauquier We now hold easements on a totaland Clarke Counties. This land is part of the vista PEC also received two properties in 2012, with of 46 properties, protecting overthat George Washington enjoyed when he lived in a plans to protect them in perpetuity. We accepted a 6,600 acres, and we own 495 acrescabin nearby. It is also visible from the Appalachian fee-simple donation of 154 acres adjacent to a rural in five counties.More 2012 Highlights``PEC dedicated the Piedmont Memorial Overlook at Ovoka, a 50- ``PEC conducted extensive conservation outreach, including 9,500+ Acres Protected acre ridgetop property that we own a targeted mailing that reached 2012 Acres Total Land % of Land in Fauquier and Clarke Counties, over 5,000 landowners. PEC’s staff Protected by Conservation Protected by Conservation Protected by Conservation next to Sky Meadows State Park. consulted one-on-one with over County Easements Easements Easements With breathtaking views across one 250 interested landowners about Albemarle 1,550 87,250 19% of the most privately protected their conservation options. landscapes in America, this site Clarke 800 21,500 19% serves as a memorial to some of the ``Through the Piedmont Foundation, Piedmont’s great conservationists. PEC manages ten land conservation Culpeper 1,250 14,850 6% funds focused on specific places Fauquier 2,100 96,600 23%``PEC supports local Purchase within our region (see p. 20). of Development Rights (PDR) In 2012, these funds helped to Greene 150 10,200 12% programs by building citizen purchase an easement on a historic Loudoun 750 51,000 15% support, collaborating on projects, family farm in Clarke; provide a loan and providing matching funds from for the upfront costs of a donated Madison 400 13,200 8% donations or grants. In 2012, PDR easement in Madison; and acquired Orange 1,450 32,600 15% programs helped to protect working a property in Rappahannock that farms in Albemarle, Clarke and will be donated to the National Park Rappahannock 1,150 30,450 18% PEC’s Rex Linville records a photo Fauquier. Service (see above). data point during a conservation PEC Region 9,500 357,650 17% property monitoring visit. See more conservation highlights throughout this Annual Report. Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 5
  • clean air and water safe drinking sources  • Clear views  • Good Health  • places to swim and fish Photo by Scott Hellenbach6
  • clean air and water Uranium mining—Going, going, gone? Properties with Former Uranium Mining Leases G and Downstream Water Supplies 0 10 20 Washington DC ood news for Virginia’s air and water—in the wake of the National Academy of § ¦ ¨ § ¦ ¨ Miles 66 66 ! Farifax ¨ § ¦ 495 Sciences study, which found that uranium waste sites represent “significant potential FAUQUIER £ ¤ 29 Manassas ! FAIRFAX iv e r sources of contamination for thousands of years,” opposition to uranium mining Warrenton nR % & ! RAPPAHANNOCK qu a co Oc and milling in Virginia has grown. PEC, an early opponent, has been joined over time by local Woodbridge ! Fairfax PRINCE Water Intake Properties with governments, regional Chambers of Commerce, the Virginia Lt. Governor, the Virginia Farm WILLIAM Former Uranium Mining Leases Bureau, environmental groups, tireless citizens, and many others who oppose this dangerous Culpeper § ¦ ¨ 95 MARYLAND experiment. Our collective efforts in 2012 put us in a great position for the 2013 General £ ¤ 17 ! STAFFORD CULPEPER £ Po ¤ Assembly session, where legislation that would have opened up the Commonwealth to 29 % & MADISON m er to R a pp a c Riv uranium mining was ultimately defeated. Though this issue has not been laid to rest aha % & % & nn ock ! VIRGINIA entirely, the recent victory in the General Assembly was news for celebration! Ri Fredericksburg % & GREENE Orange County ve ! Orange Water Intake r ORANGE SPOTSYLVANIA Fredericksburg, Town of Orange Spotsylvania Water Intake Water Intake More 2012 Highlights``Approximately 40 miles of streams and rivers were ``Three new easements along the Jordan River in ``PEC co-organized the 11th annual Loudoun Family protected by conservation easements in 2012, bringing Rappahannock contribute to nearly five miles of riparian Stream Day, an educational event for students and the total to approximately 1,480 miles. Over 500 acres buffers along this tributary of the Rappahannock River. families. of wetlands were protected by conservation easements, bringing the total to approximately 8,700 acres. All of ``Farmers used unique incentives coordinated by ``PEC is working with citizens in Clarke County to clean these protected resources contribute to the restoration PEC, to fence livestock away from an additional 10.6 up Spout Run (currently on the state’s Impaired Waters of the Chesapeake Bay, since water flowing through the miles of streams in Culpeper, Madison, Orange, and list) through thoughtful land stewardship and improved Piedmont eventually enters the Bay. Rappahannock. Since its launch three years ago, this stream monitoring—as well as tracking results through a program has resulted in over 22 miles of new fences that new biomonitoring program for county streams. keep 1,700 cattle out of local streams. ``An advocacy campaign by PEC helped to stop a biosolids ``What’s good for local streams is often good for wildlife facility in Culpeper, which would have stored sewage habitat—so PEC is helping landowners in the Thumb Run sludge from DC—endangering the health of the nearby watershed in northwest Fauquier to improve both. This Rappahannock River. initiative supports landowners’ efforts to fence livestock out of streams, plant riparian buffers, and cultivate ``PEC’s expertise in transmission line issues was key in habitat. Field walks will showcase successful projects. defeating the massive coal-by-wire PATH transmission line, which would have crossed Frederick, Clarke, and ``PEC held four Sustainable Landscaping Workshops Loudoun along its 275-mile route. Unable to stand up in suburban Loudoun, teaching people how to reduce to rigorous analysis that PEC pushed for, the utilities their use of chemicals, cultivate native plants, and create canceled this proposal in 2012. wildlife habitat in their own backyards. Healthy brook trout populations indicate clean, shaded streams. Photo by Chris Anderson Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 7
  • history and beauty Sense of Place  • Scenic Views  • Battlefields  • Historic Districts Photo by David Anhold8
  • history and beauty Painters of the Piedmont art show celebrates artists in our distinctive region A s part of our 40th anniversary celebration, PEC brought together a traveling art exhibit featuring works by eleven of the Piedmont’s leading artists. The thirty works on display represented a wide variety of styles and media, but together they evoked a powerful sense of place—a vision of Virginia’s Piedmont. The exhibit was shown, for a month at a time, in three locations: Chroma Projects in Charlottesville, the Montpelier Visitor Center in Orange, and the National Sporting Library in Middleburg. Proceeds from the sale of the paintings benefited PEC’s 40th Anniversary Fund, which supports our expanded outreach initiatives. PEC also hosted a lecture series in connection with the art show, featuring talks on contemporary mural painting and the history of the horse in art. Sycamore Sun by Christopher Stephens More 2012 Highlights``Talented photographers submitted hundreds of striking ``PEC helped organize a hike in Lambs Hollow, in Greene ``PEC helped obtain funds to restore historic buildings in images in the 2012 PEC Photo Contest, and over 600 County, that revisited life in the mountains before downtown Culpeper that were destabilized by the 2011 people voted for this year’s winners. This annual contest Shenandoah National Park. Members of the Lamb family earthquake, including St. Stephens Episcopal Church, has become a great way for Piedmont photographers welcomed about 80 guests to a restored cabin where which was built in 1821. to display their best shots and celebrate special places. their ancestors once lived, on a mountain homestead. Many of the gorgeous pictures in this Annual Report ``Over 1,300 acres of Civil War battlefields were came from the Photo Contest! protected last year, including a nearly 1,000-acre property in Culpeper that lies within the Kellys Ford,``PEC’s work helped lead to victory on the PATH Brandy Station, and Rappahannock Station Battlefields. transmission line, preventing 275 miles of giant, ugly In total, conservation easements protect approximately metal towers along a route that included Frederick, 23,600 acres of battlefields in the Piedmont. Clarke, and Loudoun Counties. ``Over 2,400 acres of land in rural historic districts were``PEC is working to maintain Albemarle’s excellent cell protected last year for a total of approximately 92,700 tower ordinance in the face of industry pressure. We acres. hold up Albemarle’s ordinance as a model for localities that want to facilitate expanded cell service with minimal ``Over 3,000 acres of land visible from the Appalachian intrusion on scenic landscapes. Trail were protected last year for a total of approximately 106,000 acres.``PEC is partnering on a yearlong study of Madison County during the Civil War. Public school students ``Over 2,100 acres along Scenic Byways were protected and others will explore life in Madison 150 years ago, last year for a total of approximately 99,100 acres. culminating in a commemoration of the 1863 Battle of Descendants of Hiram and Lucy Lamb joined the hike at our Jack’s Shop in 2013. successful event in Greene County. Photo by Kristie Kendall Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 9
  • better communities Citizen Involvement  • Great Places to Live  • Managing Traffic and Taxes Photo by James Marshall10
  • better communities PEC Fellowship Program trains a new generation of advocates N ow entering its seventh year, the PEC Fellowship Program—a hands-on, educational experience for college and graduate students interested in environmental careers—is creating a network of bright, capable young advocates in Virginia and across the country. Each summer, this seven-week program introduces twelve students to PEC’s proven model for environmental advocacy. Through field trips and classroom activities, PEC Fellows encounter a wide variety of topics, from urban planning to sustainable agriculture, and then complete a useful practicum. Last year’s practicums included an analysis of access management on Rte. 29, a study of the availability of native versus invasive plants in area nurseries, and groundwork for a guide to farming regulations. PEC Fellows take a tour of the Broad Run Water Reclamation Facility. Photo by Andy Washburn More 2012 Highlights``PEC launched a more robust volunteer program, starting ``PEC strengthens citizens’ involvement in local issues ``PEC is mobilizing citizens to address a land-use crisis with an online system that helps us match people’s by sending timely action alerts to a network of 15,000 in Orange County that leaves all agricultural land open interests with opportunities to get involved in their subscribers. Our emails also help increase turnout at to immediate subdivision into two-acre lots, as well as community. important public meetings and publicize worthwhile proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan that could community events. dramatically increase development. ``PEC helps localities form better Comprehensive Plans— ``PEC fought changes to regulations in Loudoun County blueprints for future growth—by offering our input and regarding tree conservation, archaeology reports, and increasing citizen participation. In 2012, our staff took public input that would lead to increased development part in Comprehensive Plan reviews in Fauquier, Madison, with weaker environmental protection. and Orange. ``PEC is the fiscal agent for the Coalition for Smarter ``PEC advocates for local control over commercial events Growth (CSG), the leading advocate for smart growth in at wineries—allowing local governments to decide how the Washington D.C. region. In 2012, CSG led effective best to support the agricultural economy while reducing campaigns for great neighborhoods, affordable housing, impacts on rural roads and quality of life. PEC supported and transit-oriented development—goals that improve the ordinance passed by Fauquier County as a reasonable the capital region while reducing development pressure balance. on the Piedmont. CSG stands with PEC as a major opponent of the proposed Outer Beltway (see p. 13).Andy Washburn talks with visitors to PEC’s tentat the Heritage Harvest Festival in September.Photo by Marco Sánchez Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 11
  • sensible transportation Fiscal Responsibility  • Less Sprawl  • More Options Photo by Katherine Vance12
  • sensible transportationPromoting smart alternativesto the Charlottesville BypassP EC has long advocated for solutions that will improve traffic flow on Rt. 29 in Charlottesville and Albemarle. We worked with the County, the City of Charlottesville, VDOT and local citizens to develop the smart growth transportation plan known as “Places29,” which was approved in2011. Despite this promising local plan, bypass proponents have managed to bring back the long-rejectedCharlottesville Western Bypass and push it through the political process. This 6.2 mile, $250 million bypasswould drain funding away from more useful transportation projects. But PEC is fighting back.To keep citizens engaged, we decided to try a new approach—visual instead of verbal. We produced twohand-drawn slideshows that show, rather than tell, why Places29 is a better plan. We circulated these piecesby email and social media, and we got great results. The pictures got through to people in a way that wordsalone never did.We’ve made progress at the federal level, too. The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, which play a role Places29 would ease pressure on Rt. 29 by improving the local street network, which makes sense since 88% of vehicles on this stretch ofin the permitting process, have raised caution flags, calling on VDOT to do a more rigorous analysis of the Rt. 29 are local traffic.bypass and its alternatives. That’s a big step in the right direction —because it’s hard to justify this bypassonce you take a good look at the options.More 2012 Highlights ``PEC used online advocacy and media ``PEC opposes the Western Outer Loop outreach to call attention to wasteful road in Culpeper, because it would open transportation priorities at the state level, a large amount of prime agricultural favoring expensive and unnecessary new land to residential development, and, if highways over practical improvements to extended to Rt. 29, it would endanger the transportation networks that people Lake Pelham, which provides the town’s use every day. water supply. ``PEC is battling the proposed D.C. Outer ``PEC is monitoring the possibility of a new, Beltway that would open up vast amounts permanent stoplight on Rt. 29 in Greene of land to sprawling development, in County, in connection with the Creekside the Piedmont region and beyond. The development. This section of Rt. 29 is highway, which would cut through already cluttered with stoplights, and we Loudoun and Prince William, would cost believe that this additional one can be well over a billion dollars, but it wouldn’t avoided. fix Northern Virginia’s traffic problems Elinor Glassco and her brother Amory Fischer collected hundreds of signatures on petitions because it runs north-south, while most opposing the Charlottesville Western Bypass. commuters need to go east-west. Photo by Katherine Vance Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 13
  • strong rural economies Thriving Farms  • Local Food  • Innovation  • Healthy, Working Land Photo by Patricia Temples14
  • strong rural economies Workshops explore a new frontier for local food P EC’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign has gone a long way to connect individual consumers with fresh, healthy local food. But institutions like schools, hospitals, and nursing homes— which serve hundreds or thousands of meals every day—face a different set of challenges. How can local farms provide good food on the scale they need, on their schedule, at the right price? In 2012, with support from the USDA Specialty Agriculture Grant Program and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PEC hosted four Farm to Food Service workshops in Charlottesville and Warrenton. These workshops brought local food providers and food-service directors together to examine successful models and address challenges. PEC also organized three field tours of innovative programs that are providing local food on a large scale. These events have put PEC in touch with nearly 100 interested institutions, and they’ve sparked some valuable connections. For example, one workshop introduced representatives of Woodberry PEC’s Sue Ellen Johnson and Jessica Palmer talk with Clyde Firman (right) of Forest School and the Local Food Hub. Now the two are working together, and 10-15% of the food Woodberry Forest School and Chef Tony DeWalt (center) of Fauquier Hospital, during a PEC Farm to Food Service tour. Photo by Katherine Vance served at the school every day—up to 1,500 meals—comes from local farms. More 2012 Highlights``PEC put out new versions of our popular ``PEC held a Meet the Farmers Dinner at ``PEC helped the Rappahannock County Buy Fresh Buy Local food guides for the King Family Vineyards in Albemarle. Guests Schools celebrate their annual Local Foods Charlottesville Area, Northern Piedmont, and enjoyed delicious, gourmet food in the Day, with a delicious local lunch for all Loudoun County. We also partnered on the company of the people who grew it— students. Shenandoah Valley guide. PEC sent these celebrating the connections between good guides to every home in our nine-county food, good land, and good work. ``PEC helped coordinate a year-long Holistic area—about a quarter million homes! We also Management International program produced two Buy Fresh Buy Local holiday ``PEC was a sponsor of the popular Heritage for farmers who want to improve their guides, listing local sources for seasonal Harvest Festival at Monticello and was profitability, productivity, and quality of life. meals, gifts, and decorations. involved in the Tasting Tent, where hundreds The program was spearheaded by Mount 20 of visitors sampled unique, heirloom melons Vernon Farm in Rappahannock, with over 20 12 and tomatoes. We also welcomed visitors to farms participating. FO O D G U ID Piedmont E Environmental LOUD OUN COUN TY Buy Fresh Buy Local booths at the Albemarle Council County Fair, Greene County Fair, Orange `` In the Piedmont, conservation easements Edible Fest, and Virginia State Fair. now protect approximately 168,000 acres of FRESH FOODS FR OM LOUDOUN CO U N T Y ’ S FA M I LY FA RMS prime farmland and 164,000 acres of forests. oun’s s THE MANY REASONS TO These protected resources assure that the Don’ Don’ G t miss Loud oun’ t miss Loud BUY LOCAL! 2012 SPRIN FARM TOUR Buying local gives you freedom of choice for your family’s health and nutrition. necessary base for strong, sustainable rural Celebrate the start economies will be available in the long term. are exceptionally Locally grown & produced foods of this year’s fresh, delicious & abundant. Photo by Bridget Bryant growing season! Buying local protects the environment. Saturday, family farms Buying local supports endangered May 19th & & strengthens the local economy. Sunday, Photo by Molly Peterson & farmland. Buying local protects open space May 20th 10 am – 4 pm LEARN MORE AT INIA.ORG WWW.BUY LOCALVIRG www.loudounfarms.org Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 AGRICULTURE) CSAS (COMMUNITY SUPPORTED Stoneybrook Organic Mountain View Farm at Farm and Market Great Country Farms Blue Ridge Center for 37091 Charles Town Pike 15 Specialty Cheese Products 18780 Foggy Bottom Road Environmental Stewardship Hillsboro & Dairy Bluemont 11661 Harpers Ferry Road Purcellville Matt Scott Produce Mark & Kate Zurschmeide (540) 668 · 9067 Meat (540) 554 · 2073 Shawna DeWitt & Attila Agoston matt@stoneybrookfarm.org CSA@greatcountryfarms.com (571) 271 · 2136 www.stoneybrookfarm.org What does Poultry/ U-Pick www.greatcountryfarms.com shawna_dewitt@yahoo.com www.mvforganics.com Sells on-site, roadside stand, CSA “organic ” Eggs PYO & Farm market, CSA, agritourism Farm: Certified Organic Produce. Farm fun, VA certified BBQ competition www.blueridgecenter.org Meat, Cheese, Market: Produce, Eggs, Dairy, Farm-to-Fork Loudoun participant (July 28, 2012), school tours, CSA, sells on-site, DC Area Grains, Bulk Foods, Natural Foods, etc. nics, weddings
  • habitat restoration Wildlife Corridors  • Biodiversity  • Pollinators  • Native PlantsPhoto by Patricia Temples16
  • habitat restoration How to bring back native plants—and why D oug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, addressed a PEC-sponsored workshop in November on how to control invasive plants. The famous researcher offered a reason why people should take on this daunting task on their land: Insects have evolved to eat plants that are native to their area, he said. So, when you grow native plants, you get more bugs. Excited yet? By supporting more insects, native plants not only bring more useful pollinators and beautiful butterflies, they provide more food for the entire food chain, Tallamy explained. More bugs means more birds, more mammals, and so on, in greater diversity and abundance. About 200 people took part in two day-long workshops, organized by PEC and our partners, in Warrenton and Middleburg. Each featured panels of experts—including scientists, foresters, and farmers—who discussed a range of options for controlling specific invasive species, as well as the tangible benefits that result.Swallowtail on Liatris. Photo by Bruce Jones More 2012 Highlights``PEC launched an expanded habitat section on our ``PEC is supporting landowners’ efforts to improve ``PEC held four free Sustainable Landscaping Workshops website—www.pecva.org/habitat—where people can find habitat in the Thumb Run watershed in Fauquier. in Loudoun, informing suburban residents about how practical how-to information about supporting wildlife on Focusing on a watershed, rather than scattered they can cultivate their yards and gardens to support a all kinds of properties, large or small. The site includes a individual properties, can help restore adequate habitat more robust natural community. searchable database of funds available for habitat projects. to boost populations of many species, including bobwhite quail, while also improving water quality. ``PEC led a Wildlife Friendly Farm and Forest Tour in``PEC’s Sustainable Habitat Manager consulted one on one Albemarle, with about 45 participants. The tour visited with over 110 landowners about their personal goals for two properties featuring a native warm-season grass restoring habitat. PEC also held 18 outreach events about meadow, protected buffers along streams, and a shallow habitat restoration, with over 700 people participating. duck pond, and then stopped for refreshments at a local vineyard.``PEC is actively restoring wildlife habitat at Ovoka— the ridgeline property that we own in Fauquier and ``PEC is calling attention to native brook trout streams in Clarke counties, next to Sky Meadows State Park. We Madison and encouraging conservation of these fragile are controlling invasive species and growing wildlife- resources. Successes include three new conservation friendly native plants, including warm-season grasses and easements along waterways. wildflowers. This beautiful habitat, overlooking a gorgeous expanse of protected land, will be enjoyed by people at PEC workshops and nature walks, visitors to Sky Meadows, and hikers on the Appalachian Trail. PEC’s Sustainable Habitat Program Manager, James Barnes, out in the field. Photo by Katherine Vance Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 17
  • connecting people and nature Outreach  • Parks and Trails  • Outdoor Events  • Nature at HomePhoto by Bridget Bryant18
  • connecting people and nature Moving beyond ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ P EC brought best-selling author Richard Louv to the Piedmont to give two talks about how people can bring more nature into our lives—and what we gain when we do. Louv sparked an international movement with his book Last Child in the Woods, describing what he calls “nature deficit disorder” among today’s children. His latest book, The Nature Principle, explores how people of all ages can live happier, healthier lives by reconnecting with the natural world. Addressing a rapt audience in both Leesburg and Charlottesville, Louv spoke about the importance of moving toward a positive, inspiring vision for the future. These events inspired hundreds of people, and they gave PEC the opportunity to connect with new audiences as we celebrated our 40th anniversary. At Louv’s talks, we debuted a video featuring some of our most active members—among them, a dairy farmer, a teacher, a camp director, and a community activist—who embody the positive vision that Louv invokes. More 2012 Highlights``PEC significantly expanded our outreach efforts in 2012 ``PEC presented the documentary film Green Fire: Aldo ``PEC once again helped to organize EarthDay@Loudoun— in order to engage more people with our work in the Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time to receptive an annual celebration that engages thousands of people Piedmont—a key goal in our recent Strategic Plan. With audiences in Warrenton, Charlottesville and Stanardsville. in a positive vision for their local and global environment. a new Outreach Coordinator on staff, we were able to host more events, including nature walks, sustainable ``PEC led our annual Bluebell Walk along protected land landscaping workshops, wildlife habitat tours, and Meet on the banks of Cedar Run in Fauquier—a beautiful spring the Farmer dinners. We’ve also introduced a more robust tradition. volunteer program. ``Every summer, PEC sponsors Natural History Day``PEC invited the public to celebrate our 40th Anniversary Camps—opening doors for children to explore the at special events including Richard Louv’s talks, the natural world. Painters of the Piedmont art show (see p. 9), and an open house party at our headquarters in Warrenton. ``PEC’s wildlife habitat program helps people to cultivate vibrant natural areas on their own land, so that our lives``PEC offered our Community and School Garden are graced by more bees, butterflies, songbirds, raptors, Awards to recognize outstanding gardens where folks salamanders, frogs, foxes, bobcats, bears, and other wild are growing healthy food, cultivating native plants, creatures. (See p. 17). and connecting people with the earth. Of 22 inspiring applicants, six won prizes to support their efforts. City Schoolyard Garden at Buford Middle School in Charlottesville won a $500 prize in our first Community & School Garden Awards. Photo courtesy of Bev MacWelch Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 19
  • The Piedmont Foundation Established to hold and manage special funds in support of PEC, the Piedmont Foundation assures PEC’s capacity to respond to key opportunities and challenges as they arise and to fulfill our core mission over the long term. A separate 501(c)(3) charitable organization governed by a six-member board, the Foundation accepts gifts of cash, securities, property and appreciated assets. The Foundation also offers opportunities for tax advantaged planned gifts including trusts, bequests and life income plans. Currently, the Piedmont Foundation manages funds in the following categories: ``Core Mission Endowment ``Conservation Stewardship Fund ``Legal Defense Fund ``Education and Outreach Fund Contributors to the Piedmont Foundation ``Headquarters Expansion Fund Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morency ``Land Conservation Fund Mr. and Mrs. William M. Backer Stephanie Ridder and John Beardsley Within this fund, the following Regional Land Conservation Funds have been established: Band Foundation Robert F. Roberts Albemarle County Land Conservation Fund Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy Victor Rosenberg Bull Run Mountains Land Conservation Fund Mr. and Mrs. David Crowe Suzanne H. Scheer Piedmont Foundation Clarke County Land Conservation Fund Mark and Elizabeth Epley Mr. and Mrs. William A. Schmidt Culpeper County Land Conservation Fund Board of Directors Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. V. French Skyemare Foundation Fauquier County Land Conservation Fund William M. Backer, President Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Gerhardt The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation James M. Rowley Goose Creek Land Conservation Fund Alton Keel Mary C. de Butts Spencer John H. Birdsall, III, Vice President Julian W. Scheer Cedar Run Land Conservation Fund Mr. and Mrs. Nathan K. Kotz Ms. Beverly Stickles John H. Snyder Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation Madison County Land Conservation Fund Richard S. Lykes Estate Mr. and Mrs.Philip C. Strange Charles Akre Orange County Land Conservation Fund Jacqueline B. Mars Mr. and Mrs. James Wofford Tony Vanderwarker Old Rag Mountain Photo by Amy Fewell20
  • contributionsContributions Stewards of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm F. Baldwin Farm Credit of the Virginians, ACA the Piedmont Sara Lee Barnes $ 5,000 - $9,999 Ms. Elizabeth Barratt-Brown Fauquier County Farm Bureau, Inc. Benjamin J. Rosenthal Black Dog Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ferrari FoundationWith much gratitude, PEC presents the names of The Boston Foundation Ms. Barbara H. Chacour Lucy Bernstein and Mitchell S. Diamond Diana Foster and Thomas H. Jonesindividuals, families, foundations, businesses and organizations that suppported The Mr. Keith Foster Mr. and Mrs. Brian Conboy Mr. and Mrs. Langhorne BondPiedmont Environmental Council during 2012. Although we do not have the space Thomas S. Foster and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Robert F. Bonnie andto honor everyone, we are extremely grateful for the generosity of each of our Steven J. Dahllof F. Dungan, Jr. Julie Gomenamembers. We offer sincere thanks for your ongoing commitment to promoting and Mrs. Florence Bryan Fowlkes Glenn and Natalie Epstein Thomas and Geraldine Borgerprotecting the Piedmont region. The Gale Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Gewirz Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Brooks Mr. Edward A. Gamble H B B Foundation Stephen Bullock Ms. Betsy GemmillChampions of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Hamilton Nicole Perry and Andrew Stifler Georgia H. Herbert Mr. and Mrs. Childs F. Burden Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Gerhardtthe Piedmont The Hearin-Chandler Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Potter INOVA Health System Mr. Harry Burn$ 10,000 + Intersections Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Prince Mr. Alton Keel, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gibbens James L. Kleeblatt M. Campbell, III Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gorski Prince Charitable Trusts Mr. and Mrs. Steven LambMrs. J.W. Abel Smith Memorial Foundation Jack and Page Carter Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Graham Dr. and Mrs. Jerold J. Principato Bonnie MattinglyAgua Fund, Inc. James R. Kleeblatt The Cedars Foundation, Inc. Terry Grant Quantitative Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James P. Mills, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. William M. Backer Jane T. Moore Trust Chesapeake Conservancy, Inc Mr. and Mrs. Fred Greenewalt Renaissance Charitable Natural ResourcesKarl M. Beier Janet Jones Stone Foundation Foundation, Inc. Defense Council Mr. and Mrs. George Grelen Nursery, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. Zohar Ben-Dov M. Chester, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Jones Mrs. Marie W. Ridder Mr. and Mrs. David Perdue Mr. Hurst K. GrovesMr. and Mrs. John H. Birdsall, III Mr. Edward S. Kasprowicz Mr. and Mrs. P. Hamilton Clark, III Mr. Bill Rigg Mrs. Priscilla B. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Peter HallockBirdsall Family Fund Keith Campbell Foundation Cliff Miller Family Endowment David and Barbara Roux Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Sant Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. HasseThe Bonnie Family Foundation For The Environment, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cockburn Sacharuna Foundation Clarice R. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. HitzRonald M. Bradley and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan K. Kotz Mr. and Mrs. Lynn R. Coleman Suzanne H. Scheer Mr. and Mrs. Randy Soderquist Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Iselin, IIIDanielle Kazmier Larkspur Services, Inc. Mr. John R. Staelin and Mr. and Mrs. John Coles The Honorable and Dr. and Mrs. Ronald D. JacksonThe Ronald M. Bradley The Lazar Foundation Mrs. S. Bruce Smart Elizabeth F. Locke Countryside OrganicsFoundation Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Jawer Leon Foundation Eric and Jackie Stromquist Mr. and Mrs. James CraigBull Run Preserve, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Snyder Mr. and Mrs. David Kamenetzy Jacqueline B. Mars The Walden Trust Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. CrawfordCharlottesville Area Community The Robert H. Smith Joseph Kasputys andFoundation, Community Michael and Jeanne Morency Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rene Woolcott Mr. and Mrs. Robert de Butts Vicky Van MaterEndowment Fund National Fish and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stanfield Mr. and Mrs. John B. Denegre Ms. Erika KeltonMr. and Mrs. Leslie Cheek, III Wildlife Foundation Mr. James R. Treptow Patrons of Department of Game Dennis Kernahn and Jacob Price Nimick Forbesway FoundationMr. and Mrs. John S. Clark Trouts Unlimited the Piedmont & Inland Fisheries Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. LamanaAileen B. Crawford George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Virginia Dept. of Agriculture $ 1,000 - $4,999 Betsy Dietel The Land Trust Alliance FoundationMr. and Mrs. David Crowe and Consumer Services James B. Dougherty, Esquire Mr. and Mrs. George Anonymous (3) Ms. Anna T. LaneTimothy Dunn and Ellen Stofan L. Ohrstrom, II Volgenau Charitable Foundation Dreaming Hand Foundation Drs. Arthur K. Allen Mr. and Mrs. Ernest OareThe Helen Clay Frick Foundation Mrs. Jacqueline L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Wrinkle In Time Foundation and Rae Stone Ms. Thayer H. Drew Leighton-Oare Foundation, Inc.Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. V. French Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Ohrstrom Alan and Irene Wurtzel David Alpert Mr. and Mrs. Scott Elliff Hunter Lewis and ElizabethMiss Stuart T. Greene Ms. Jean Perin Mr. and Mrs. James M. Wyeth Mr. and Mrs. George Andreas Mr. and Mrs. Tom Evans Sidamon-Eristroff Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 21
  • Mrs. James M. Rowley Washington Fine Properties, LLC. Dr. and Mrs. Charles Carroll, IV Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Salley, III Janet G. Whitehouse Catoctin Creek Distilling Company Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ms. Terry Whittier T. Samuels, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mr. and Mrs. Justin H. Wiley Chatfield-Taylor Rebecca and Drew Schaefer Mr. and Mrs. James Wiley Mr. and Mrs. John Cheatham, III Peter C. Schaumber David Willey Citizens for Fauquier County Mary B. Schwab William M. Camp Foundation Mr. Jay M. Clevenson Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mr. and Mrs. David F. Williams H. Seilheimer, Jr. Roger Courtenay Wise Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Reynolds Cowles Georgia Shallcross Southern Seed Exposure Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wise, Jr. Gayle R. Cross Southern Environmental Ms. Katherine P. Wise Mr. and Mrs. C. Stanley Dees Law Center M. Douglas Wise Mr. and Mrs. Guy O. Dove, III Mrs. Harold R. Spencer Michael and Cheryl Yermakov Mr. and Mrs. Robinson M. Duncan Joan M. Standish Mr. H. S. Dunn, Jr. Mr. T. Garrick Steele Supporters of Dr. Robert F. Dyer and Ann- Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart the Piedmont Marie Brisbois Dyer Ms. Beverly Stickles 500 - $999 $ Wendy R. Fisher From left to right: Stacey, Ellen and Casey of Potomac Vegetable Farm— a participant in our Buy Fresh Buy Local program. The Whitney and Anne Anonymous (1) Mr. James T. Fuller Stone Foundation Judith A. Almquist Suzy and Jim Gehris Joan Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Massie Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Page D. Styles Ohrstrom Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Andreae Mr. and Mrs. Donald Glickman Dennis Liberson Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Sumner Gerard Foundation Matheson, III Jaime Ojeda Animal Connection, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Porter J. Goss Dale Lindsay and Ingrid Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Taylor Hinckley Lindsay Dr. and Mrs. Gregory May Nicole V. Watson and Atoka Conservation Cynthia and John Grano Jason Paterniti Mr. and Mrs. Peter Taylor Exchange, LLC LMAC Foundation, Inc. Mr. George Grayson Sean and Florence McGuinness The H. O. Peet Foundation Dr. Nancy Telfer Ms. Susanne Bachtel Loudoun County Farm Grills Family Foundation Mr. Christopher L. McLean Bureau, Inc. Mrs. S. Prentice Porter Virginia Farrar and James Mrs. E. G. Baird Mr. and Mrs. Neal Gumbin Ms. Alice P. Melly W. Timberlake Loudoun Valley Homegrown Ann Power Ms. Sara Lee Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Harvey Market Cooperative Mr. and Mrs. John P. Merrill, Jr. Tri-County Feeds, Etc. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Prime Mr. and Mrs. David H. Bass Mr. and Mrs. Seth Heald The Luminescence Mr. and Mrs. Christopher G. Miller Mr. James Ukrop Foundation, Inc. Frederick H. Prince William Baulhaus and Mrs. Raymond Heatherton United Technologies Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Miller, III Darrin Mollett Lennart and Lena Scott Lundh Bill Puckett and Rita Pierce Heritage Farm Museum UVA Curry School of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. E. Charles Beyer of Loudoun County David and Cricket MacDonald Mrs. Lucy S. Rhame Education Foundation, Inc. Eric L. Mokole Eric V. Blankenship Ms. Rose E. Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Charles John and Margaret Tony and Anne Vanderwarker G. Mackall, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Monk M. Richardson Blueline Conservation Dr. Judith K. Jones The Honorable Richard N. Viets Incentives, LLC. Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Catherine C. Murdock Mr. and Ms. Eric J. Riddleberger Mr. and Mr. W. Merritt Jones VMDO Architects, P.C. P. Mackay-Smith Clifford Boyle and The Dorothy and Jonathan Land Trust of Virginia Robert C. Musser and Ms. Laurie Volk Debby Michelson Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Manaker Barbara L. Francis Rintels Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Croom Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Adalbert Mr. and Mrs. Ike Broaddus The Frank Mangano Foundation Ms. Jessica Nagle Mr. Andrew Robitaille von Gontard, III Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey LeHew Mr. and Ms. Harry Byrd, IV Jennifer Manly Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nash Dr. and Mrs. David P. Rochester W.P. Associates Ms. Allyson C. Louthan Anne B. Caldwell and Peter Elzer Mr. B. T. Mansbach Dennis and Ann Rooker Mary Frances and Bill Walde Mary and Michael Manning Norris Family Donor The Honorable and Mrs. Barbara D. Marmet Advised Fund Rossetter Foundation Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederick Warren Robert Calhoun Jack Marshall & Cri Kars-Marshall22
  • contributions V irginia’s land is at the heart of what makesDr. Alan Matsumoto Charles and Theresa Niemeier Rockley Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. AndersenMr. and Mrs. Charles F. McIntosh Mr. John R. Parks William D. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Bill Anderson the Commonwealth and our Piedmont suchSarah and Mac McNaught Peace Love and Joy Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rowley Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Anderson a unique and wonderful place to live.Miller & Blackwell Construction Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Petite William Sawyer Mr. Timothy Anderson We’d like to thank the following contributors Mr. and Mrs. Arman SimoneMr. and Mrs. Clifton M. Miller Potomac Vegetable Farm Mr. and Mrs. David V. Anthony for their donation of a conservation easement Skyemare FoundationBryan Mitchell and Rebecca’s Natural Food, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Armfield or donation of property to PEC in 2012:Constance Chamberlin Mr. and Mrs. John Sodolski Associated Jewish Mr. James C. Rees Charities of BaltimoreMonomoy Fund, Inc. Spotts and Fain Karl and Teresa Beier, Madison County Nancy Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. AthertonMr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas and Dagmar StapletonA. Montgomery Robert F. Roberts, Jr. Lawrence and Ria Finch, Rappahannock County Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stevens Sarah AtkinsMountaintop Montessori Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Robeson Ruth Stolk Mr. and Mrs. Philip Audibert The Bowers Family, Albemarle County Jefferson S. Strider Mr. and Mrs. Mark AugenblickMeg Campbell, PEC Board member and Buy Fresh Buy Local farmer,holds a lamb at Croftburn Farm, located just outside the town of Our whole community wins when thoughtful Save The James Alliance Trust Ms. Peggy AugustusCulpeper. Photo by Rose Jenkins Leslie Babus landowners protect their land in this way— The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Jack Bagley protecting wildlife habitat, clean drinking water, The Trust for Public Land Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Baldwin scenic landscapes, recreational spaces, and Thomas and Talbot Mr. Albert A. Barber productive agricultural lands. Real Estate, LC and Lynn S. Grinna Mr. James K. Thompson Muffin Barnes Virginia Environmental Ralph R. Bates Endowment Mr. Michael D. Ware Mrs. C. McGhee Baxter John W. Warner, IV. David A. Beach Foundation, Inc. Nancy P. Beaver Viviane M. Warren Ms. Katrina H. Becker Warrenton Garden Club Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beddall Stanley Woodward Mr. Charles L. Bell Malcolm Bell Friends of Mr. F. K. Benfield the Piedmont Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Benham, III 100 - $999 $ Thomas Benzing Anonymous (4) Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell H. Bernstein Shirley Y. Adams Beverly Equestrian LLC Emma M. Adler Mrs. Eleanor Biasiolli Mr. and Mrs. Peter Agelasto, III Gem Bingol and Richard Mr. and Mrs. William Albers Fausnaught Robert and Lona Alexander Sharon Bishop Mr. and Mrs. C. Richard Allen Matthew and Barbara Black Roger Amato Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy Nancy Ambler Mr. and Mrs. Keith Boi Photo by Joyce Harman Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 23
  • Mr. David F. Boston Dr. and Mrs. M. Gregory Carbone Gallery Of Country Sport George Boteler Merrill Carrington Karen Gardner Botkin Rose, PLC Mr. Edward Carter Brandon Garrett Tara Boyd Mr. and Mrs. James R. Carter III Paul and E. Mary Gaston Ellen R. Braaf Theo Chaojareon John D. Gavitt Ms. Louisa Bradford Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Gilbert Sue and Harry Braswell Mrs. Lyon Chatfield-Taylor Mr. Frank Gillan Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Mark Child Mary Bruce Glaize P. Bresee, Jr. Anna Chisholm Peter Glubiak Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brewster Mr. Jeffrey Christie Margaret Good Brian Craig Jones, Inc. Sharon L. Church Goodwin Creek Farm and Bakery Robert D. Broeksmit Mr. Roger B. Clapp Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gookin Mrs. Adrianne Brooks Bill and Deirdre Clark Dr. and Mrs. L. Trice Gravatte Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brookshire Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark Stephanie Guerlain Diana T. Brown and Dr. Meghan Cloud John Hacker Mrs. Jean Brown Patty Cloud Mrs. Eileen M. Hackman Kate Brown Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hale Amy Bruckner Ashton Cole Anne Vanderwarker and PEC’s Jeff Werner talk with Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja prior to our Richard Louv event. William Halevy Mr. and Mrs. Basel H. Brune Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Coleman, Jr. Reggie Hall Randolph M. Buckley Mrs. Edward J. Coles Ellen J. Cuthbert & Mr. and Mrs. John J. Donovan Jr. Bonnie S. Epling Christopher Cuthbert Mr. and Mrs. Sydney D. Hall Suzan Bulbulkaya Coles Mill Farm Mr. Charles E. Dorkey Jr. Ms. Melanie Fein Phil Daley Barbara Hamran Steffanie Burgevin Dr. Bruce Collette Mrs. R. Frderick Dorkey Mr. and Mrs. William A. Ferster Jay and Elizabeth C. Dalgliesh Colin and Barbara Harris Robert and Amee Burgoyne Mr. and Mrs. John Colley Alan Dranitzke Ms. Karen J. Ficker Elizabeth Daniel Scott Harry Thomas Burkett James C. Collins Fred A. Drunagel Mr. Thomas Finn Nancy V. Daniel Hank Hartz Marlene Burkgren Angela Conary DuCard Vineyards Daniel E. Fisher Mr. and Mrs. J. Bradley Davis Mr. James L. Hatcher Jr. Ms. Mary A. Burkhart Mr. and Mrs. David F. Condon Jane Dudinsky Jane Fisher William R. Davis, III Lisa Hawkins Mr. John F. Burridge, Jr. Diana E. Conway Mrs. Frances Dulaney CJ Arban FitzHenry Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Day Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William H. Hay Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Butterfield Mr. John H. Cook, III Katharine M. Dulaney J. Fleck Hank and Aline Day Jeanette Heath Dr. and Mrs. John Buursink Benjamin S. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dunning Charles Fortuna Josephine de Give Jeff Hedges Mr. and Mrs. Keith M. Byergo Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Craigie Mr. Roy Dye John and Doris Fowler Mark Heller Kristen Byers Dr. and Mrs. Richard S. Crampton Mr. Dulaney F. deButts Ms. Laura M. Easter Mr. Sam Fowler John L. Helmly and Barbara Cabibbo Elizabeth Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. deButts Mr. Robert Eckert Jr. Ms. Phyllis Freedman Caroline M. Nash Perry Cabot Winfield P. Crigler Miss Alice DeKany John Eckman & Mr. Tom Glass Mrs. Achsah Henderson Armand Cabrera Mr. and Mrs. Gordey Denisenko Victoria Edmonds Lynda Frost Steven Crutchfield Mr. Joseph W. Henderson Ann M. Callaway Mr. John G. Dennis Mr. Nicholas Edsall Paul Fry Mr. John K. Culman J. Owen Hendley Tracy Campbell Mr. and Mrs. John Dent Mr. Robert Ehinger Brian Fuller Culpeper Farmers’ Kiersten Hendricks Mr. and Mrs. Rodion Cantacuzene Cooperative, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Wayne M. Derkac Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Eliot Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gale Mr. Michael Henke and Mr. Jeremy O. Caplin Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. Cultrera David and Barbara Dipietro Rae H. Ely Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Gale Judy S. Campbell Rosemarie Capon Mr. and Mrs. James S. Cumming Nancy Doane The Reverend and Mr. Gail Epes Kim Gall David and Elizabeth Heyl24
  • contributionsSusan Heytler David L. Kennell and Scott LaRochelle Ms. Sandra B. Luther Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mauzy Courtland Neuhoff & Clare Lindsay Leslie BowmanMr. and Mrs. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Larson Jonathan S. Lynn Paul J. Mayer andL. Higginson Kelly and Diana Kincannon Susan B. Southard David Neverman Mr. and Mrs. Rohn Mr. and Mrs. AlexanderJames S. Hiney Mr. and Ms. Robert J. Kirchner Laudenschlager M. Macaulay Catherine Mayes Stephanie V. NicollsPeter Hoagland Garnett Kiser Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Talbot Mack Joann S. Mazzetta Mrs. Nelson C. NolandTodd Hochrein William Klein Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mr. and Mrs. Justin Mackay-Smith Richard Mazzucchelli Norman Myers, Inc. D. T. LawrencePhilip and Jean Hocker Bryant and Martha Kling John Magee Ms. Rebecca E. McCoy Mrs. Deborah P. Norton Aliene M. LawsGordon and Carol Hodgson Mr. and Mrs. David W. Mailler Lee H. McGettigan Joy Oakes Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Knapp Jr. Anna LawsonPeter M. Holloway Mr. Kevin Maloney Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Odenkirk Tom Knaus Mr. Douglas H. Lees, III D. McHenry, Jr.Mrs. George A. Horkan Jr. Mr. Redmond L. Manierre Mr. M. Willson Offutt IV, Esq. Mr. John A. Knight Judith A. Lefferts Ms. Nina C. McKeeDr. and Mrs. Albert Huber Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marmet Sally O’Neil Monica R. Kostreba William LewisIra Humphrey C. Martin and Daphne F. Wood Patsy L. McKelvy and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Osteen Mr. and Mrs. Myron W. Krueger Mr. and Mrs. Graham Lilly Marilyn ListerElna B. Hunter Peter Martin Don Owen Blair Krusz Mr. George H. Lindbeck Faye McKinneyMs. Ginevra M. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey Martin Lizbeth A. Palmer Sean Laane Linden Vineyards Katherine McKinneyPat Hupp Maryland Environmental Trust Phil Paschall Mrs. Alice Laimbeer Betty Long Katherine McLeodJohn Hutchinson Orville C. Matthews Dr. and Mrs. David N. Pashley Land Conservation Concepts, Inc. Cindy Lowther and Andrea Supp Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. MeadorKirby R. Hutto Monica Patty Mr. and Mrs. George R. Larie Mr. & Mrs. Y. M. Lubowsky Stephen Matthews Howard and Cindy MeansMs. Linda Y. Ingram Scott Pearce Charles and Sharon MedvitzMr. R. P. Irwin Jr. Mr. Peter Pejacsevich 2012 PEC Fellows conduct a macroinvertebrate survey of the Bolling Branch stream in Delaplane. Kymberly MessersmithTimothy Jana Mark Perreault Michel & Michel, LLCPamela A. & John B. Jaske David Perry Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. MillerMr. & Mrs. Christopher Jenkins Margaret S. Perry Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. MillerMr. and Mrs. Dean H. Jewett Mr. and Mrs. Roy Perry Greg Mistele Mr. and Mrs. Glenn PettyCynthia F. JohnsonGale Johnson Mr. and Mrs. John P. Moliere David PhemisterLee Johnson Montague-Betts Company Piedmont Fox Hounds, Inc.Ms. Kathleen S. Johnston Laurel Moore & James M. White John PierceMr. and Mrs. Tommy L. Jones Walt Moore Mr. and Mrs. Alexander H. PlattPatrick Jordan James and Brenda Moorman Trip Pollard and Elizabeth OutkaMr. Michael Kane Ms. Maralyn D. Morency Trevor A. M. PotterDavid H. Kaplan Susan Motyka Marion K. PoynterCol. and Mrs. Robert L. Kaplan Ms. Katherine L. Mattos Ms. Linda K. PrankeFred Karns and Susan Winslow Clinton Mullen Jerome and Marjorie ProchaskaNeal Kassell C. S. Mullens Patti J. PsarisLynne Kaye Mr. James B. Murray Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Purcell Jr.Richard Keeling Matthew and Mary Murray Matilda PurnellRachel Keen Mr. and Mrs. John F. Myers Jr. Mr. Dean N. QuinneyMr. and Mrs. William G. Keller Michael Nardolilli John and Tiffany RandolphAbbe Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Tom Neel Ms. Muriel M. Ratcliff Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 25
  • Dr. Christopher Sten Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Thurston Ms. and Dr. Madelyn F. Wessel R. Lee Stephens Ms. Kathleen Timberlake Ms. Alice G. West Mr. David C. Stewart Thomas Timmerman Bri West Mr. Douglas Stewart Toddz, Inc. Jenny West Mr. H. E. Stick Mr. and Mrs. Vincent C. Tompkins Mr. Charles E. Westbrook Stillfield Fund 1 - CAC Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Amadeo Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Tortorella Merril and Jeremy Stock C. Wheelwright Lili Townsend Jeremy Stone Carey C. Whitehead Mr. John L. Trimmer Mr. and Mrs. Jon Stout R. T. and Cynthia Whitman Ms. Michele Trufant Henry Stribling Mrs. William N. Wilbur Mrs. Maximilian Tufts Leo and Lynne Subler Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Twining Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Wilcox Susan Davenport & W. Edgar Spigle Fund Sherry Twining William C. Wilkinson, III Ms. Joanne Swift Ms. Mary S. Twiss Annie T. Williams Evelyn R. Talbert Unger & Associates, LLC Emerson Williams John J. Taylor and VA Conservation Credit Mr. and Mrs. Joan B. Williams Jeannette Walls Exchange, Inc. Stirling L. Williamson, Jr. Joan Fine, Clarke County resident and member of PEC’s Legacy Society—a group of folks who have decided Mr. Stewart F. Taylor Theo Van Groll & Charlotte to include PEC in their will. Photo courtesy of Joan Fine Black-Van Groll Dawn and Christopher Wilmot Mark and Laura Tekrony Mr. and Mrs. John A. Van Ness Ms. Eileen A. Wilson Donald R. Tharpe Edward M. Reardon Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Russell Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Severin Tamara Vance Kimberly Wilson Jessica Thayer Andrea Reese Gene Santucci Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Shackelford, III Dr. and Mrs. Scott B. Vande Pol The Covington Family Fund Sylvia J. Wilson Mr. Paul Reisler Robert Sargent Maitland Sharpe Anita Vere Nicoll The Fauquier Bank Pat Wirth Lisa Richard Steve Satterfield Matthew J. Sheedy VA. Conservation Easement The Hoerner Planning Kate Wofford Sarah Richardson Natalie C. Pien & Mary Sherman Consulting, Inc. Group, LLC. Steven W. Sawtelle Wendy Wolff Ms. Robina Rich-Bouffault Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Sherwood Virginia Eastern Shore The Nelson Mead Fund Lynne C. Sayles and Land Trust, Inc. Barbara D. Wolfson Ms. and Mr. Stephanie Ridder Mr. and Mrs. Stanwyn G. Shetler The Newstead Foundation Mark M. Newland Virginia Forestry & Virginia Loring Woodriff E.M. and Linda Risse Skyline Tent Company The Stern Foundation Wildlife Group, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Scharer Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Woods Charles Roe Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Smith Jr. The Tack Box Virginia Native Plant Society Ms. Susan Scheer Felicia W. Rogan Dell W. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kevin Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Theroux Virginia Society of Ornithology N. Woolman, III Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rop Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Smith Ms. Julia D. Thieriot Mr. William von Raab Mr. Jan Schoonmaker Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Wright Richard Rose Larry Smith Ann Thompson Mr. James P. Waite, III Mr. Donald L. Schupp Jr. Paula W. Yabar Victor Rosenberg Mr. Turner T. Smith Jr. Mark Thompson Mr. Jason W. Walejeski Anne D. Schwartz Gregory M. Yates Ms. Dawn Rosenthal Mr. and Mrs. Marion H. Smoak Mr. and Ms. Robert Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Walker Jr. Mrs. Frederic W. Scott Mrs. Elsa S. Rosenthal Dr. and Mrs. David M. Snyder E.D. Yost Michelle D. Thompson Emily Warner Mrs. Francis P. Sears Diane Rosin Mr. Mark T. Snyder Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Warthen III Dr. Harold E. Young Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nikki Rovner H. Seilheimer, III Mr. William H. Speiden Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thompson Jr. Diana K. Weatherby Deborah Younger Joseph Y. Rowe Ann F. Sentz Angela Steffey Sheryl Thorpe John Weidlein Gary Younkin Mr. and Mrs. Harry Russell Dr. Thomas C. Sentz Ms. Ted Stelter Three Fox Vineyards Nan Mahone Wellborn W. D. Zirkle26
  • PEC board and staffPEC Board of DirectorsOfficers Albemarle County Fauquier County Greene County Orange CountyTony Vanderwarker John Birdsall III Mimi Abel Smith * Roy Dye * Steven Brooks *Chairman Antionette Brewster Lynn Coleman * Alton Keel * Frank GillanDavid Crowe Scott Elliff Brian Conboy John JaskeVice-Chair Peter Taylor * Virginia Dorkey Loudoun County David PerdueScott Kasprowicz Tony Vanderwarker * Luciana Duvall Mitchell Diamond John H. “Jack” Snyder *Vice-Chair Barry Hamilton * Karen Ficker Nancy WileyMark Ohrstrom Clarke County James Kleeblatt Scott Kasprowicz *Vice-Chair William “Jake” Dunning Steve Lamb Bonnie Mattingly Rappahannock County George Ohrstrom, II * Mark Ohrstrom * Bruce Smart David AldrichJack Snyder Jean Perin * Su Webb Leslie CockburnVice-Chair Culpeper County James Rees David MassieAlton Keel Margaret “Meg” Campbell Margaret “Peggy” Richardson Madison County Merrill Strange *Secretary Marie Ridder * Seth Heald David Crowe *Barry Hamilton Lynn Wiley Linda “Boo” Ingram * Lindy SanfordTreasurer William von Raab Randy Soderquist * Denotes Executive Committee member PEC Staff from left to right’: Watsun Randolph, Chris Miller, Heather Richards, Katherine Vance, Bri West, Douglas Stewart, Mike Kane, Tiffany Parker, Rex Linville, Rob Marmet, Marco Sánchez, Tom Bolan, Gem Bingol, Kristie Kendall, Jay Clevenson, Ed Gorski, Dawn Wilmot, Julie Bolthouse, Dan Holmes, Jonathan Marquisee, Jessica Palmer, Don Loock, Jeff Werner, Diana Norris, Sue Ellen Johnson, Peter Hujik, Andy Washburn. Not Pictured: James Barnes, Trish Carter, Sabrina Dohm, Tim Dunn, Diana Gebhart, Brian Higgins, Karen Hunsberger, Doug Larson Piedmont Environmental Council · Annual Report · 2012 27
  • 2012 2011 2010 Statements Support Amount % Amount % Amount % of Financial Donations and Grants $ 3,630,000 76% $ 4,003,000 92% $ 4,213,000 96% Condition Revenue from Sale of Assets, Net 827,000 17% 0 0% 0 0% Special Events, Net 257,000 5% 249,000 6% 126,000 3% Investments/Other 91,000 2% 99,000 2% 48,000 1% Total Support 4,805,000 100% 4,351,000 100% 4,387,000 100% Uses of Funds Expenses Conservation, Stewardship and Habitat $ 1,206,000 26% $ 1,167,000 26% $ 1,141,000 27% County Issues and Planning 1,080,000 23% 1,029,000 23% 953,000 23% Policy* 835,000 18% 787,000 18% 675,000 16% Farms and Food 406,000 9% 397,000 9% 352,000 8% Transportation and Growth Management 346,000 8% 335,000 8% 325,000 8% Outreach and Education 259,000 6% 262,000 6% 240,000 6% Development 291,000 6% 306,000 7% 292,000 7% Administration 168,000 4% 155,000 3% 191,000 5% Copies of our most recent Total Expenses 4,591,000 100% 4,438,000 100% 4,169,000 100% audited financial statements and IRS Forms 990 and 1023 are available by request. They may Change in Net Assets $ 214,000 ($ 87,000) $ 218,000 also be found on PEC’s website at www.pecva.org/donate Note: PEC’s financials incorporate all activity of organizations for which we act as fiscal agent, including the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Shenandoah Valley Network, Earth Day-Loudoun, Virginia Food System For more information, please Council and the Virginia United Land Trust Conference (VaULT) . contact PEC’s accounting office at (540) 316-9974. * Policy reflects regional and state-level work on policy related to energy, uranium, air quality, water quality, telecommunications, land conservation and land use.28
  • Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID PPCOPost Office Box 460 • Warrenton, VA 20188 Barn owl in flight. Photo by Bruce JonesHeadquarters Office Charlottesville OfficeP.O. Box 460 410 East Water Street45 Horner Street Suite 700Warrenton, VA 20188 Charlottesville, VA 22902540.347.2334 434.977.2033 Printed by Progress Printing, Lynchburg, VAFind contact information for PEC staff throughout our region at www.pecva.org Designed by Keith Damiani, Sequoia Design