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Is Appalachian Power your utility? If so, the Sierra Club needs your help!

Is Appalachian Power your utility? If so, the Sierra Club needs your help!

Appalachian Power is seeking approval from the State Corporation Commission to “tax the sun.” AEP wants to collect a monthly tax from utility customers who have installed solar panels on their property. Dominion already collects a $50/ month tax on larger home solar systems, and AEP is seeking to replicate this tax in their service […]

NRV Sierra Club August Meeting

NRV Sierra Club August Meeting

Wednesday, August 20 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!

Public Listening Session Regarding Federal Clean Power Plan Proposal

Public Listening Session Regarding Federal Clean Power Plan Proposal

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.

NRV Sierra Club July Meeting

NRV Sierra Club July Meeting

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!

Brown Mountain Creek, Sunday, July 20

Brown Mountain Creek, Sunday, July 20

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 […]

Sinking Creek Mountain Hike- June 21

Sinking Creek Mountain Hike- June 21

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 […]

Wonderful time at the 7th annual Trail Angel Picnic

Wonderful time at the 7th annual Trail Angel Picnic

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).

Sierra Club 7th Annual Trail Angel Picnic

Sierra Club 7th Annual Trail Angel Picnic

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 […]

NRV Sierra Club May Meeting

NRV Sierra Club May Meeting

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!

Minutes for April 2014

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 […]

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