Purpose: to enable members to gain an understanding of and appreciation for all aspects of our environment and the world's resources, natural and man-made.  
From GFWC: Our nation is face with a continuing crisis in natural resource conservation. Water and air quality is severely impaired by the effects of pollution and general misuse. Wildlife is threatened by loss of habitat, invasive species, and pollution of the environment with waste materials. Every 20 minutes, the world loses one or more entire species of animal or plant life--at least 27,000 species per year.  It is imperative that we learn and pass on to the youth the ideals of living in a healthy environment and the importance of conservation practices for the future of the world as they will be the future stewards of the environment. We have a responsibility to ensure the preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife alon with the prevention of excessive or wasteful use of our resources.
CHALLENGE: Do you know what's happening in Loudoun County?
One resource is via the Piedmont Environmental Council ( to learn more about these areas of concern: clean air and water, conserving land, energy solutions, historic and scenic landscapes, restoring wildlife habitat, thriving communities, transportation solutions, working farms and food.