Each new year, Alliance staff and our partners begin to look to Richmond and the upcoming General Assembly for legislation that affects our land, water, and way of life in the Shenandoah Valley. We advocate for legislation that enhances –
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For us in the Valley, water quality is very closely tied to agriculture and we support legislation that increases access to the tools farmers need to implement practices that not only keep our water clean, but also lead to healthier herds and more successful harvests.
Our rural landscapes are part of our heritage here in the Valley and we advocate for access to resources and tools for our landowners to conserve their land for future generations.
Virginia has set some ambitious renewable energy goals, and we want to do our part here in the Valley. We advocate for common sense regulations and incentives that are designed to situate projects in the most complementary locations to our robust agriculture and tourism economies.
We have long supported right-sized transportation plans for everything from our back country roads to I-81. At the state-level we advocate for transportation dollars to be allocated through a vigorous analysis with strong consideration for pedestrian and rail options that require less pavement.
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Legislation we're tracking -
Support Investment in a Shenandoah Rail Trail
Tell your legislators you support the state investment in multi-use trails, like the Shenandoah Rail Trail.
A mostly good session in Richmond for farmland protection and clean water
Several of the bills that we supported are on Governor Northam’s desk awaiting signature, and the budget ended up relatively strong for clean water and farmland protection programs, considering current fiscal constraints.
ACT NOW – for trails, clean water and protected landscapes
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.