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.
Meet the comp plan—the superhero of the planning world. And, just as superheroes have to have their sidekicks, the comp plan alone can’t get the job done. Communities need several tools in their planning “toolbox” to carry out the plan’s vision.
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.
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.
A committee of state legislators is meeting right now to finalize the budget. Please ask the members of this committee to support sufficient funding for land conservation and agricultural best management practices, like stream livestock exclusion and native tree planting. In order to meet the state’s 2025 water quality goals, there must be funding in place to get this work done.
There are no upcoming events at this time.