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.
Wednesday, July 16 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 a discussion of upcoming events and local environmental issues. Hope to see you there!
Starting at Blue Ridge Parkway mile 51.7, this 11 mile hike will follow the Appalachian Trail north along Rice Mountain, drop to cross the Pedlar River, skirt the Lynchburg Reservoir, and climb along Brown Mountain Creek, passing an inviting swimming hole at about mile 8. Then we will climb slightly to the endpoint on VA […]
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 […]
Everyone, Sierra Club members and thru hikers, enjoyed this year’s picnic. Take a look at the photos below to see why (click to enlarge images).
Sunday, May 25 4:00-7:00 pm Stony Creek Rd (VA 635) at the Appalachian Trail footbridge, just past Whistle Stop Join us as we feed many thankful thru-hikers as they make their way along the trail. The group will provide hotdogs and hamburgers. Please bring a side dish, beverage, or dessert and a chair. Carpool from […]
Wednesday, May 21 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 discussing upcoming events and local environmental issues. Hope to see you there!
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 […]
The Radford Army Ammunition Plant will be holding a public meeting to discuss the environmental stewardship program. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the New River Valley Business center from 7:00-8:00 pm. There will be a presentation based on questions submitted by community members and then they will open the floor […]
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 […]