A High Water Test for C Spout Run

C Spout Run’s streambank restoration project was only days old when it got tested by the heavy rainfall in the Mid-Atlantic a few weeks ago. Spout Run, a tributary of the Shenandoah River, swelled from its typical flow rate of about 22 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 800 cfs; a 36-fold increase in volume. […]

The Journal covers tree planting and Downstream partners

In two articles last week, Martinsburg’s Journal newspaper in Berkeley County, WV covered the tree planting at T.A. Lowery Elementary School led by the Cacapon Institute’s Tanner Haid, with help from the Elks Run Watershed Group and the Jefferson County Izaak Walton League.  In the first article, staff writer Jenni Vincent talks with Downstream Executive […]

Lasers shed light on the Shenandoah’s TMDL

[ylwm_vimeo height=”366″ width=”550″]72688308[/ylwm_vimeo]     Article by Ronda Nickey Lehman, President Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition Since the signing of the Chesapeake Bay Executive Order by President Obama, the calculation of “TMDL,” or “total maximum daily load” for the Bay’s tributaries has been a point of controversy for many people living in the Bay watersheds. Their concerns […]

The Field School hosts Dreamyard Preparatory School and SU

Catch the action on our Dreamyard Video Blog On August 5, 2012, students from The Dreamyard Project were hosted for an exhilarating day on the Shenandoah River with their sponsors, The Performing Arts Camp of Shenandoah University.    

Clarke County Easement Authority Receives Governor’s Gold Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2012 Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Bob McDonnell Governor McDonnell Announces Environmental Excellence Award Winners RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the winners of the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which will be presented at the Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington. The awards recognize the significant contributions of […]

Speaking Up for the Piedmont

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) was founded in 1972 to promote and protect the Virginia Piedmont’s rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty. Headquartered in Warrenton, VA, we have offices throughout a nine county Piedmont region that includes Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties. This latest video from The Downstream […]