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Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) is an interstate coalition representing individuals and groups from counties in Virginia and West Virginia dedicated to protecting the water, local ecology, heritage, land rights, human rights of individuals, communities and regions from harms caused by the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.
POWHR members further promote the preservation of the biodiversity, historical landmarks, cultural attachments, pristine waters, air quality, geologic integrity, property rights, and the optimal wellness and prosperity of all residents living in the region.
Our groups are from the following counties/cities:
West Virginia: Lewis, Upshur, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe
Virginia: Giles, Montgomery, Craig, Floyd, Salem, Roanoke, and Franklin
POWHR members extensively network with myriad organizations, groups, agencies and individuals throughout West Virginia and Virginia whose missions are consistent with our own. We are a Community Partner operating under a Joint Plan of Work with Virginia Organizing. You can donate to our efforts through Network For Good by designating POWHR on the donation page here.
Learn more about our member groups here.
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