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Forest Service Seeks Comments on Authorizing Surveys  for the Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline  on the Jefferson National Forest

Forest Service Seeks Comments on Authorizing Surveys for the Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline on the Jefferson National Forest

(January 21, 2015) Roanoke, VA– The Forest Service is seeking comments on whether to allow surveys on a 2-mile segment of the Jefferson National Forest for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline in Giles and Montgomery counties, Virginia, and Monroe County, West Virginia. Proposed environmental surveys include surveying wetlands, water, soil, and suitable habitat for sensitive […]

Mill Creek and Angel’s Rest One-Way Hike

Mill Creek and Angel’s Rest One-Way Hike

January 25, one-way hike  We will join the Roanoke Outdoor and Social Club’s hike to Angel’s Rest. Blacksburg area folks will meet at the Blacksburg University City Blvd. Kroger parking lot near the bus stop at 8:15. We will climb along Mill Creek in Narrows to the spur trail off of Afterthought Trail that leads […]

Dismal Falls Hike

Dismal Falls Hike

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) […]

Virginia Sierra Club Chapter 2014 General Assembly Scorecard

Virginia Sierra Club Chapter 2014 General Assembly Scorecard

The Virginia Sierra Club chapter has released its 2014 General Assembly scorecard. Click here for a comprehensive report. Notice in our area, Senator Edwards is one of the only legislators who is a friend of the environment, introducing a bill to advance clean energy (SB 350- Expanding Net Energy Metering). If you would like to […]

Minutes for November 2014

Minutes for November 2014

Lucy Monroe’s, Christiansburg, VA November, 19 2014 7:00 pm Attendees: Members: Maria Bowling, Jessica Bennett, Mary Ratliff, Tom Hoffman, Bruce Grimes, Sal Valenza, Larry Bernath, Susan Gaskins The meeting began with reminder that voting was being completed at the meeting for those members who had not returned votes by mail. Maria Bowling presented a quick […]

RAAP Quarterly Meeting- Dec. 10

RAAP Quarterly Meeting- Dec. 10

BAE Systems is having its quarterly community meeting on December 10, 7:00 at the New River Valley Business Center in Radford. U.S. Army, BAE, and DEQ staff will be in attendance to answer questions. Click here for details.

Mill Creek Outing

Mill Creek Outing

Winter Picnic at Mill Creek in Narrows, Sunday, November 23, 1:00-4:00 pm. We will have a picnic and bonfire, and folks can stroll up the waterfall path. Bring your own lunch or something to share. Hot water for hot drinks will be available. To carpool, meet at the University City Blvd. Kroger parking lot by […]

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