January 20, 2020

Wild Virginia Film Festival logo contest!

Wild Virginia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting and connecting Virginia’s wild places. This year, we are hosting our very own film festival showcasing environmental activists and exploring AMERICA’S RICHEST WATERS and wild spaces. Since we are holding our very own film festival for the first time, we thought it would be great to get the community involved… Read more


November 19, 2019

Aerial View of the Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Riley Mitchell On October 23rd, 2019, I drove to a breathtaking piece of land in Natural Bridge, Virginia for an unprecedented adventure (for me, at least).  The property, which included a beautiful home, a barn, farmland and an airstrip, belongs to volunteer pilot Don Jeffer, a Southwings pilot that agreed to fly David Sligh,… Read more


October 3, 2019

Bath County ACP Camping Trip

by Riley Mitchell On Saturday, August 24th, Wild Virginia hosted a camping trip in the mountains of Bath County, Virginia. While all 13 attendees enjoyed the beauty and serenity that one would expect from a weekend of camping, the trip was about much more than a weekend escape. The primary purpose of this excursion was… Read more


August 3, 2019

DEQ’s Stop Work Order to MVP is Appropriate But It’s Not Enough

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s announcement yessterday, that the agency is issuing a stop work “instruction” for a section of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, is welcome news. However, DEQ inspector’s own reports, supplemented by hundreds of citizen complaints, show that in 2019 MVP has continued the pattern of repeated and frequent violations and infliction… Read more


August 2, 2019

Wild Virginia Aids the Common Agenda

What is the Common Agenda? Every year the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) releases a briefing book entitled Our Common Agenda. The briefing combines the policy agendas of over 100 organizations across Virginia to form one, concise compilation of conservation goals. The agenda aims to address the most pressing conversation issues with realistic statewide policies. The… Read more


July 12, 2019

Tell Governor Northam NO MORE Fossil Fuel Projects in Virginia!

by Hunter Frakes Wild Virginia needs your help in signing on to a letter addressed to Ralph Northam demanding that he put a stop to fossil fuel projects in our state! WHAT THE LETTER SAYS: Over the past few years, we have seen the approval of multiple large-scale fossil fuel projects here in Virginia, such… Read more


July 8, 2019

Pipeline Updates: Where Do We Stand?

By Julia Travers The efforts to stop the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines (ACP and MVP) have made enormous progress over the last few years, with Wild Virginia and its allies playing central roles. These unneeded pipelines directly threaten local drinking water, homes, endangered species’ habitats, parks, economies and other vital interconnected systems… Read more


June 24, 2019

Sugar Hollow Hike June 23rd

by Cecile Trivigno On Sunday, June 23rd,  a group of Wild Virginia members went on a hike to Sugar Hollow. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the weather was absolutely perfect for an afternoon hike. The Hike Begins! Seven Wild Virginians set off on a hike led by Misty Boos, Hunter Frakes, and I…. Read more


April 29, 2019

New Pipeline CSI Website Goes Live

Wild Virginia is excited to announce that the new website for Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance’s (ABRA) Compliance Surveillance Initiative (CSI) program is up and running! The purpose of the CSI is “to support citizen efforts to ensure strict application of environmental laws and regulations in the event the pipeline goes forward.” Wild Virginia is a proud… Read more