It’s shaping up to be a pretty good session for conservation, but the next couple of days are critical and legislators need to hear from you now.
About Erin Burch
Erin is a native of Rockingham County and loves our beautiful surroundings here in the Shenandoah Valley. She spent some time in Richmond, getting a taste of city life, but ultimately returned to Harrisonburg to attend James Madison University for a degree in Dietetics. Now her passions lie in promoting local foods and agriculture and helping to enhance and protect water quality and preserve natural resources through her work. In her free time, Erin enjoys cycling, hiking and exploring local parks and forests with her husband, daughter and dogs. Read more >
There is legislation in front of members of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee that needs your support. HB 2165...
The group has met several times to wrestle with the issues to consider for citing a good solar project AND balancing the interests of the county’s primary economies of agriculture and tourism.
Communities along the proposed route have already begun to envision their towns with a Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail.
The idea of converting the unused north-south rail corridor in Shenandoah and Rockingham counties to a multi-use trail was sparked back in 2016 when the town of Woodstock formed the Woodstock Exploratory Rails to Trails Committee.
One of many shining examples in the Valley of how communities came together and rose to the challenges of this year to connect people in need to local food growers and producers.
The Alliance staff members were delighted to get a sneak peak of the Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel and new trail back in October as the finishing touches were being put in place for its November 21 grand opening to the public.
Despite opening in the middle of a global pandemic, visitors have discovered Seven Bends State Park, the new park in Woodstock bordered by the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
For those involved in the six-year-long struggle to stop the unneeded and destructive Atlantic Coast Pipeline, it is still hard to comprehend what happened on July 5, 2020. That is the day that Dominion announced that it was pulling the plug on the 42-inch high-pressure natural gas pipeline that would have plowed through 600 miles of forests, farms, streams, and communities in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.
At the Alliance, we started 2020 with big goals. Now, half-way through and thrown more than one curve ball, we’re still on course, albeit with some changes.
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