One way hike, 10.5 miles, from VA 630 (off of VA 42), northbound on the Appalachian Trail past the Keiffer Oak, ascending Sinking Creek Mountain, crossing rock slabs with views, and descending the mountain to Craig Creek Rd. Strenuous due to length. Meet to carpool at the Blacksburg University City Blvd, Kroger parking lot near […]
New River Valley Sierra Club meeting minutes Feb. 19, 2014, 7 pm at Lucy Monroe’s, Christiansburg Those present: Bruce Grimes, Mary Ratliff, Josh Kloehn, Rosemarie Sawdon, Maria Bowling, Jessica Bennett, Marshall Grossell, Dave Didio Rosemarie announced that she will be moving to NC in May and will no longer we able to chair this group. […]
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 9am-5pm From the AT crossing of US501/VA130 at the James River, we will hike N 4.8 miles to viewpoints of the mountains and James River along Little and Big Rocky Rows, returning the same way. Strenuous due to the length of ~ 10 miles; some rocky climbs; and an altitude gain […]
February 23, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm We will hike on the Appalachian Trail from VA 624/Newport Rd. 2.5 miles to Dragon’s Tooth and return by the same route. This is a strenuous hike due to steep climbs and some brief hand-over-hand rock scrambling. Meet at the University City Blvd. Kroger parking lot; street side […]
January 15 from 7:00-9:00 pm Join us in the meeting room at Lucie Monroe’s Coffee Shop (Gateway Plaza, Bus. 460 in Christiansburg). The following is the agenda: Brain storm with following proposals…. Possible local group project Recruiting more members to attend meetings Possibility of affiliating with another group interested in environmental issues (such as Unitarians […]
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 […]
February 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, will be discussing upcoming events. Hope to see you there!