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VERY Special Raffle Prize!

We will be raffling a framed print of an enormous 1,600 year old redwood tree generously donated by National Geographic photographer, Michael 'Nick' Nichols.  

Click here to see the full photograph

The framed print we are raffling is of the section below...

Redwood Print

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the any of the 2014 Wild and Scenic shows in Charlottesville, Staunton or Harrisonburg or online here. 

Number of tickets

Drawing will be held  September 25th, 2014 at the Harrisonburg Wild and Scenic Film Festival.   
You need not be present to win. 


Please join our efforts to protect some of the last wild places in eastern North America, right here in Virginia

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Wild Virginia to Host Water Monitoring Training

June 21 - Ivy Creek
Charlottesville
 
 
TU and its West Virginia and Virginia Councils are partnering with the
West  Virginia  Rivers  Coalition (WVRC) to  initiate  a  new  volunteer  water 
quality monitoring program.
 
The program will focus on training volunteers 
to monitor coldwater resources in West Virginia and Virginia that have the 
potential to be impacted by the increasing shale gas development.  
 
The goals of the project are twofold. First, to educate volunteers about the potential impacts to fish and wildlife resources in the shale gas region of West Virginia and Virginia and train volunteers to effectively monitor the water quality in these areas.  And second, to work with these trained volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring in all priority watersheds that have been identified by WVRC and TU’s science  team  as  critical  for  protecting  ecologically  significant lands and waters.
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Gasland II Coming to Charlottesville! 

May 28
6:30

**FREE**

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McIntire Room JMRL Library
201 E Market St.

Brought to you by Environment Virginia, the Sierra Club and Wild Virginia

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VERY Special Raffle Prize!

We will be raffling a framed print of an enormous 1,600 year old redwood tree generously donated by National Geographic photographer, Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols.  
Click here to see the full photograph

The framed print we are raffling is of the section below…

Redwood Print

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the any of the 2014 Wild and Scenic shows in Charlottesville, Staunton or Harrisonburg. or online here 

Number of tickets

 

Drawing will be held  September 25th, 2014 at the Harrisonburg Wild and Scenic Film Festival.   
You need not be present to win. 

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Celebration of Wilderness

Wild Virginia is working with the VaWild50 team to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Wilderness in Virginia in 2014.

The team includes folks from:

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Leave No Trace – Virginia
Sierra Club – Virginia Chapter
U.S. National Park Service – Shenandoah
U.S. Forest Service – George Washington & Jefferson
Virginia Wilderness Committee
Wild Virginia
The Wilderness Society – Southern Appalachians
Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS)


Watch the website for upcoming events and activities:

www.vawild50.org/

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Wild Virginia Incorporated

 

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Fracking News!

Write-up from Chris Bolgiano about our recent outing in West Virginia:
Frack-Finding in WV 4-17-13

Great article about our trip published in the Charlottesville Hook:
What the Frack 4-18-13 

New Fact Sheet about Fracking in our National Forests from the SELC:   Read More

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Forest Plan for GWNF is Delayed

Release of the Final Land and Resource Management Plan for the George Washington National Forest has been pushed back to early 2014. The draft plan was released in May 2011, and the formal comment period ended in October 2011. The draft plan, draft Environmental Impact Statement, and other documents are available on the GWNF website. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Read more about forest planning for the GWNF.

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ACTION ALERT !
Prevent Fracking in the George Washington National Forest

Click here to review and send a message to the Secretary of Agriculture. The draft Forest Plan for the GWNF prohibits horizontal drilling, which eliminates the worst cases of hydraulic fracturing.  The final Forest Plan must also contain this prohibition.  Please send this message to Secretary Tom Vilsack!