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Residents celebrate conservation victory at Gilbert's Corner

It's a battle that's taken nearly 20-years, preserving a historic and beautiful landscape that takes you from suburban Loudoun County to the open spaces of the Piedmont, and Friday residents celebrated their victory.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:58pm EDT

Tags: Piedmont Environmental Council, development, conservation, Aldie, Va., Gilbert

Piedmont Council: 9,500 acres preserved in 2012

The Piedmont Environmental Council says more than 9,500 acres in its nine-county region were protected by conservation easements last year.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:01am EST

Tags: Piedmont Environmental Council, conservation easement, Warrenton

Battlefield Bypass could be back on the priority list

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will consider putting the Battlefield Bypass on the long term list of projects to alleviate local congestion and protect Manassas National Battlefield Park.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 01:41pm EST

Tags: Battlefield Bypass, Virginia, Hank Silverberg, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Manassas, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Piedmont Environmental Council

Hundreds of Va. forest acres protected

Forest totaling nearly 400 acres in Greene County is now protected under four conservation easements.

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 11:05am EST

Tags: Greene County, Virginia Department of Forestry, Rivanna River Watershed, Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy, Piedmont Environmental Council