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.
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 >
This new tool stands to help localities understand how current trends and pressures in land-use will affect communities and natural resources now and in the future.
As always, Alliance staff tracked legislation and made advocacy trips to Richmond during the 2020 session. Your calls and emails to legislators made a difference—thank you!
COVID has us interacting with our community in a whole new way and has shifted our perspectives and habits. We’ve heard lots of stories of folks finding creative ways to still ‘shop local’ and we want to hear yours.
The video highlighting a Shenandoah County agriculture best management cost-share project wins the Hermes Creative Awards Gold Winner status!
VALOR is accepting applicants from adults in agriculture who want to develop their communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills in the pursuit of becoming an advocate for agriculture and a leader in the industry.
In April we teamed up with Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and sent a letter to the Valley’s federal delegation, urging a targeted and data-driven approach to any I-81 investment.
There’s no denying that COVID-19 is threatening not only all of our health, but also our livelihoods and way of life. In Rockingham County, the top ag producer in the state, there’s no way farmers, and all the businesses and households that depend on farmers for food are not hugely impacted.
GREAT NEWS – on Wednesday evening we received word that Recycle Management voluntarily withdrew its permit request.
There are no upcoming events at this time.