On January 25th, just one day after our area was hit by a wintry mix, a group of fifteen hardy hikers braved the elements for an 8-mile hike through the Mill Creek Nature Preserve in Narrows and up Pearis Mountain to Angel’s Rest. The views were delightful, as usual, and the ice formations were exquisite. […]
Sierra Club Meeting Minutes Lucy Monroe’s, Christiansburg, VA 7:00 pm September 17, 2014 Delegate Yost is submitting legislation for hemp farming. It was asked if anyone was interested in helping with this. Kayla and Lucas said they were. We need to have elections at the November meeting for the executive committee. The nominating committee will […]
Sunday, December 14. Easy/moderate, just over four miles. We will hike from VA 606 to the falls, check out the ice formations, have lunch, and then head back. Total elevation change of about 600 feet. Dress in layers and bring lunch and water. Carpool from the Blacksburg University City Blvd. Kroger (near the bus stop) […]
NRV Sierra Sunset Hike to the Rice Field, Wednesday, September 10. Moderate, ~5 miles round trip. We will hike north on the Appalachian Trail from where it crosses Pocahontas Rd., past the Rice Field Shelter to the viewpoint, arriving at sunset. The moon will be just past full, but bring a flashlight or headlamp for […]
October 15, 7:00-9:00 pm Join us in the meeting room at Lucie Monroe’s Coffee Shop (Gateway Plaza, Bus. 460 in Christiansburg) for this month’s meeting. This month’s meeting will be featuring a discussion and action plan for the proposed pipeline through southwest Va. Hope to see you there!
Join us for a hike on Sunday, August 25. We will meet in the Lowe’s parking lot in Christiansburg on Peppers Ferry Rd. If you have questions or can’t find us, contact Maria Bowling at 540-239-2583.
The Department of Environmental Quality will be holding an informal meeting on the newly proposed EPA rules. The closest location in the New River Valley is in Wytheville on July 22nd at 5:00 PM. For more information, click here. For information on other meetings around the state, please click here.
Thursday, May 1 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Belview Elementary Don’t miss this important opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns about the RAAP and it’s effects on our community! Representatives from the ATSDR will be there to moderate/ answer the public’s concerns.
It’s finally arrived! A wonderful evening of music, silent auction, and much more to benefit Save Stadium Woods. $25/per person by cash or check. For more info, please visit http://www.savestadiumwoods.com/events/. Don’t miss out!
April 3, 7:00-8:30 pm at the Blacksburg Library and April 4, 12:30-2:00 pm at the Fralin Auditorium, VT Campus Join Dr. Joan Maloof who will define old-growth forests and describe the uniqueness of this forest type. She will share her work preserving ancient forests through the Old-Growth Forest Network and her efforts to assist with […]
Appalachian Voices and the Wise Energy for Virginia coalition are holding a presentation called New Power for the Old Dominion. For more information, click here.
The New River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is having a work day on Big Stony Creek March 29th and you’re invited. Please bring your gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Other tools that would be helpful to bring if you have them: fence post driver, sledge hammer, fence pliers/wire cutters, and round nose shovel. We will […]
March 19, 7:00 pm Join us in the meeting room at Lucie Monroe’s Coffee Shop (Gateway Plaza, Bus. 460 in Christiansburg) for this month’s meeting. This month’s meeting, we will be viewing Chasing Ice. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate […]
We wanted to share this informative article written by Derek Page, Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper of Old Dominion University, Mace and Crown.
Dear New River Valley Neighbor, Last winter you received a health survey from our New River Valley Sierra Group. We appreciate the time you took to answer our questions and tell us about your environmental health concerns. The results of the survey were tallied and passed on to the Virginia Department of Health and the […]