Present: Bruce Grimes, Elizabeth McCommon, Jessica Bennett, Barbara Valenza, Sal Valenza, Mary Ratliff, Tom Hoffman, Susan Gaskins, Larry Bernath, Phyllis Albritton It was announced that the Steppin’ Out booth signed up new members and got some new speakers. If anyone has articles for the newsletter, please get them to Maria ASAP. There is a “Don’t […]
New River Valley Sierra Club meeting minutes April 16, 2014, 7 pm at Lucy Monroe’s, Christiansburg Attendees: Maria Bowling, David Jenkins, John Ford, Laura Hernandez, Bob Piscura, Debbie Piscura, Robbert Gibbons, Rick Van Noy, Judy Ruggles, Bruce Grimes, Don Parker, Gail Zatcoff The meeting began with an announcement of an upcoming event: A screening of […]
On April 19, 2014, our group had many participants for the hike at Catawba Creek. Thank you to Bruce Grimes for leading the hike and for the photos. Here is a list of flowers, butterflies, and birds that were seen and/or heard: Wildflowers Virginia Bluebells Wake Robin Toothwort Chickweed Large-flowered Bellwort Phlox Wild Ginger […]
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 […]
April 16 7:00 pm Lucie Monroe’s Lucie Monroe’s Coffee Shop (Gateway Plaza, Bus. 460 in Christiansburg) This month’s meeting will feature Mason Cavell from Community Housing Partners who will speak about Solarize Blacksburg. We will also be working on a small mailing for the health survey follow-up to residents around the RAAP and discussing upcoming […]
Our group is not leading an outing for March, but the NRV bird club invites the general public to their outing on March 30. Leader: Bill Akers, 8am., Meet at the lower parking lot of Pandapas Pond. The pond is located a few miles north of Blacksburg off Rte 460. They will be looking for […]
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 […]