Sierra Club minutes September 18, 2013 7 pm at Lucie Monroe’s in Christiansburg, VA Attendees: Members: Maria Bowling, Jessica Bennett, Rosemarie Sawdon, John Ford, David Jenkins, Tom Hoffman, Sherman Banford, Gail Zatcoff, Bruce Grimes Others: Mark Miller, Jesse Overcash, Andrew Ventura, Dave Didio, Judy Ruggles The meeting opened with a presentation by two employees […]
Sierra Club minutes June 19, 2013 7 pm at Lucie Monroe’s in Christiansburg, VA Attendees: Members: Maria Bowling, Jessica Bennett, Rosemarie Sawdon, John Ford, David Jenkins, Tom Hoffman, Anton Baudoin, Michael Abraham, Bruce Grimes Others: James Harder, Marshall Cohen The meeting opened with a short presentation by the Democratic candidate for delegate in House […]
Wednesday, July 24- 10:00-11:30 am Take a walk in the woods with Dr. Jeff Kirwan and Southside Garden Club Members. Learn more about the rare, old growth urban forest on the VT campus.
Join us for a one-way Barney’s Wall and Cascades hike! Meet at 9:00 at the Kroger on University Blvd. parking lot, street side. For more information, call Maria 540-239-2583.
Wednesday, August 21, 7-9 p.m: Join us in the meeting room at Lucie Monroe’s Coffee Shop (Gateway Plaza, Bus. 460 in Christiansburg) for our August meeting. This month’s speaker will discuss: Going out Green; Eco-friendly Choices for Body Disposition. Members of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Virginia Blue Ridge, will discuss ways to reduce […]
At our September meeting, Mark Miller, from the Forest Service, gave a talk on the proposed Fork Mountain project. Details of this project are here. The following comments are from Sherman Bamford, Forest Issues Chair of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club. September 6, 2013 Re: Fork Mountain Project Cynthia Schiffer, District Ranger Eastern […]
The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed two of our House of Delegates candidates in the New River Valley: Michael Abraham in the 7th District (Floyd, part of Montgomery and part of Pulaski) and James Harder in the 12th District (Giles, Radford, part of Montgomery, and part of Pulaski), and has also endorsed […]
Wednesday, September 18- Friday, September 20 Various events that highlight The Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech’s sustainability efforts. There are some are some great events going on, do not miss out! For more information, visit http://www.facilities.vt.edu/sustainabilit/2013/sust_week2013.asp
The 2nd Mountain Stream Symposium will be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. This symposium will highlight emerging research and management to understand challenges facing mountain streams in the Appalachian region. The symposium is a follow-up to the first Virginia Mountain Stream Symposium held at the University of Virginia in 2004. The organizing […]
Sunday, August 25, 2013: Our first-ever Farm Tour will give you a unique look at the farms and gardens of some of your favorite Market vendors. This year’s tour will feature Greenstar Farm, Glade Road Growing and the Dahlia Guy, as well as Montgomery County’s own Beliveau Estate Winery. Tour times: Greenstar Farm and Glade […]
Saturday, August 24, 2013: Foster Falls New River Trail State Park Clean Up Join the National Committee for the New River (NCNR) in helping clean up the New River Trail State Park. For more information, visit http://www.ncnr.org/calendar.php
Public planning meeting for Friends of Stadium Woods on Thursday, August 15 from 7:00-8:00 pm. Come to the meeting and see how you can help! For more information, visit http://www.savestadiumwoods.com.
May 21, 2013 We received an email with the following statement: After receiving numerous emails and hearing comments from members of the community as well as a presentation from FORVA, the Board accepted a staff recommendation to decline an offer of the property for the Harvey Lee Price Park based on a number of concerns—most […]
May 15, 2013 Randi Lemmon William Tanger Friends of the Rivers of Virginia PO Box 1750 Roanoke, VA 24008-1750 Dear Bill and Randi, Thanks for your presentation last month about the proposed park on the Price property. Many of us have visited the site and have been impressed by its beauty. We are fortunate that […]
The following is the most recent article on the property. 44-acre public park proposed again for Prices Fork area