February 7, 2020

Wild Virginia’s Fight to Help Wildlife Move Safely

By Katie Keller A few weeks ago, Wild Virginia and partners of the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative (VSWCC) met for the quarterly update. This group develops and implements projects intended to protect people and wildlife by reducing animal-vehicle conflicts and improving safe wildlife passage. They do this by working together to identify and implement innovative… Read more

January 22, 2020

What is Conservation Lobby Day…

By Riley Mitchell On January 28, 2020 the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) will host Conservation Lobby Day in Richmond, Virginia. This annual event allows myriad environmental organizations and individuals to congregate and ensure that legislation is viewed through a conservation-minded lens in the upcoming year. Although the purpose of this day is significant every year,… Read more

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