Not everyone knows about how the Appalachian Trail helps keep our landscape whole. Wild East can change that.
We would encourage our members and friends to write the members of the House and Senate Budget Conference Committee and urge them to allow for the Budget Bill to have language allowing the Commonwealth to accept title to this very valuable parcel of land for our new state park. This donation acceptance will give the Virginia State […]
The 2018 Photo Contest Finalists are… Dear [[First_Name]], A big thank you to all of our Photo Contest participants for submitting such wonderful photographs this year! We have selected five finalists in each of the four categories, with help from professional photographer Ken Garrett. No
Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains Annual Member Celebration and Fundraiser Join us November 15, 6:30–9pm, to honor special friends and celebrate a year of working to preserve and enhance the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tickets available online! You can also order tickets by mail, or send a donation to support Sleeter Lake Park: PO Box […]
The Piedmont News – Top Stories PEC has four major events happening throughout our region this weekend, and there is still space at each. Check out the details and sign up! * 10/20: Building Strong Rural & Urban Communities [ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-strong-rural-urban-communit
Despite the fact that site work has begun on a planned 460,000-square-foot insulation factory on 130 acres in Ranson, W.Va., opposition to the project continues to grow — within Jefferson County and beyond. The Rockwool insulation plant would crush and melt rock using coal and natural gas. Although the proposed plant’s owner, the multi-national ROXEL, has already […]
Here is our position statement on “Envision” the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. We encourage you to share your opinion with your local supervisors, newspapers and planning commission. FBRM Envision Position Statement 7 25 2018 The post FBRM Position Statement on “Envision” the 2040 Comprehensive Plan appeared first on Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
by George Ohrstrom II As a member of Virginia’s conservation community following the actions of the General Assembly, I was both excited and fearful to see the recently released proposed budget numbers. I knew that both the House and Senate versions would be different, but I did not expect to read what I did. We […]