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August 4, 2021

How a Website Designer Turns Passion into Activism

Wild Virginia website guru, David Flatley, has been a longtime volunteer with the organization, turning his passion for the environment into activism. From designing and managing our website, making it more accessible to others, to helping with other technology issues, Flatley is a treasured volunteer and a valuable member of our Wild Virginia community. Even… Read more


May 25, 2021

Roanoke Logperch: How MVP will Affect It

by Brooke Cormons, Mountaintop Montessori School, Charlottesville The Roanoke Logperch is an endangered fish that occurs in only five river systems throughout Virginia and North Carolina. It is very sensitive to pollution and sediment in the clear streams where it lives, which means that unnecessary projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline cause major harm to… Read more


May 18, 2021

News Update on the Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future

Join Katie Keller, Wild Virginia’s Publicity and Outreach Director, and David Sligh, Conservation Director, in their chat about the Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future. In this podcast, they discuss the motivation behind the campaign, the changes it promotes for Virginia water, and the ways you can get involved.  Wild Virginia · Clean Water in Our… Read more


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May 6, 2021

Nature’s Best Hope: Contributing to Functional Ecosystems

By Jessica Wen Last spring, Wild Virginia featured Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy for our book club, and we learned a lot about what actions we as individuals can take to improve and support functional ecosystems. As the warm weather arrives at full force, we anticipate many of you will be dusting off your… Read more


April 22, 2021

What Are Wild Virginia Member Benefits?

When you become a member of Wild Virginia your voice is amplified and you make a difference for wild places. Wild Virginia members also enjoy a plethora of different benefits!! Just show your Wild Virginia Member Card. Join/Renew Your Membership Here We will continue to add benefits as we build partnerships with area businesses.  If… Read more


March 16, 2021

Help Stop The Mountain Valley Pipeline – Deadline March 22

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s new proposal to bore under our streams must be rejected. Learn how to make your voice heard below. The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) was blocked in its attempts to dig/blast through hundreds of streams and wetlands through our lawsuits. Now, the company is trying to evade protections with a new scheme. They want… Read more


March 10, 2021

Virginia Pollution: A Beautiful Landmark Battles Pollution

By Jessica Wen The James River is a prominent landmark in the state of Virginia. It serves drinking water to 2.7 million state residents, provides recreational and economic opportunities, and is home to countless species that make Virginia unique. However, this Virginia landmark often harbors trash and other pollutants. With an arduous history of pollution… Read more


February 23, 2021

Biden’s Environmental Reform: What Can We Expect?

By Jessica Wen Newly elected President Joe Biden took office a little over a month ago, and already, there have been many changes proposed in hopes of countering the policies of the Trump administration, especially with regards to improving our environment in the U.S. and internationally. Biden’s environmental reform is likely to shift national goals… Read more


January 11, 2021

Wild Virginia Lawsuits: Status Updates and Your Help

By Sarah Fromme Last week, Wild Virginia Conservation Director, David Sligh, held a virtual meeting to provide the Board of Directors and volunteers with updates on our ongoing Wild Virginia lawsuits. Wild Virginia is currently a party to four lawsuits alongside groups like the Sierra Club and Southern Environmental Law Center. Among these lawsuits are… Read more


October 8, 2020

Protecting the Rights of Nature: A Shift in Environmental Activism

By Grace Tuttle Wild Virginia interviewed the Virginia Community Rights Network (VACRN) about their work in elevating the rights of Nature and Communities who value nature as a whole. VACRN represents a new paradigm in how to fight for the environment, as part of the environment. VACRN joins other grassroots groups protecting the Rights of… Read more