On Saturday, October 24, community members, environmental groups and all who value the Appalachian Trail will come together virtually from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. to celebrate the fifth annual “Hands Across the Appalachian Trail.”
As their last concert of 2020, ARTivism is proud to amplify the steady and effective progress over 25 years of Virginia Organizing’s empowerment of individuals, communities, and grassroots organizations across the Commonwealth, and its long-running work to get out the vote.
Resident concerns over the staging of large numbers of pipeline workers during a pandemic are growing as Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), whose workers appeared to defy state guidelines outlined in Virginia’s pandemic-specific workplace safety standards in photos, requested to resume construction and as recent revelations showed that the Governor’s Office and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) actually worked behind the scenes with MVP to allow the pipeline company to skirt around the requirement for COVID-19 mitigation plans.
Each morning I arise, walk to the bedroom window and gaze out across miles of undulating blue mountain ridges and the moody skies that illuminate the New River Valley. Some days all I see are cottony pillows of dense fog obscuring the land below. Other mornings I witness vibrant sunrises that splash an artist’s palette … Continue reading The Battle for Brush Mountain
Rather than own up to a bad plan poorly executed, MVP continues to scapegoat the very communities who warned them that these exact failures would occur.
With our deepest gratitude for her friendship and service to the Coalition, We therefore proclaim August 17 thru 22, 2020 April Pierson-Keating Appreciation Week across the POWHR Coalition region.