Endorsed by Curators:
In preparation for Virginias 2018 General Assembly session, Virginia Conservation Network and its Network partners are convening for a preview of whats in store for our natural landscapes and resources. Volunteers, board members, and staff of partner organizations as well as those interested in getting more involved in Virginias conservation community are invited to learn about priority environmental topics and discuss our collective approach to advancing policy in the upcoming legislative session.
Traditionally, this annual event has taken place only in Richmond, VA. In order to better accommodate the vast majority of Virginians who live outside of the region, we are hosting four watch parties across the Commonwealth, in addition to hosting the regular in-person event. The watch party locations include Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Reston, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Warrenton.
Coffee and light breakfast will be served at all locations. All attendees will also receive a copy of the 2018 Environmental Briefing Book, which displays the breadth of conservation issues our community is prioritizing in the coming year. Additionally, attendees at all locations will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of each panel.
Questions? Contact Sheri Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 644-0283.
8:30 8:50 a.m. Sign-in / light breakfast and coffee
8:50 9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00 9:45 a.m. Healthy Rivers panel
9:45 10:30 a.m. Green Communities panel
10:30 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 11:30 a.m. Clean Energy panel
11:30 12:00 p.m. Reg Rollbacks
12:00 12:05 p.m. Next steps / get involved
12:05 12:30 p.m. Regional conversations
Hosted by Virginia Conservation Network
The Frontier Project:3005 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock and the University of Mary Washington Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
UMW University Center:1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Hosted by Shenandoah Valley Network and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields
The Hub Coworking: 128 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
National Wildlife Federation's office:11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190
Hosted by Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
SERCAPs office:347 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW
Old Donation School:4633 Honeygrove Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Hosted by Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC)
PEC's headquarters:45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186