July 18, 2020

The Limperts Retirement Retreat Dream Bulldozed by the ACP

Bill and Lynn Limpert have been very active in the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which was canceled a few weeks ago by the backers of the project. Wild Virginia Publicity and Oureach Director had a conversation with the couple to reflect on their experience. “Some folks have asked if this is a bittersweet… Read more

July 15, 2020

Building a Better Water Future for Virginia

Wild Virginia is calling on all Virginians to join us in an exciting campaign to improve protections for our streams! We saw serious flaws in the ways our state officials enforce water quality regulations, during the pipeline fights – and the results of those failures have become all too clear as Mountain Valley Pipeline pollutes… Read more

July 7, 2020

Energy Companies Finally Cancel the Infamous (& dirty) Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Wild Virginia applauds the decision by Dominion Energy and Duke Power to scrap its destructive and ill-conceived plan for the ACP. The pipeline would have damaged hundreds of waterbodies and ravaged communities all along its path. David Sligh, Wild Virginia’s Conservation Director stated: “Citizens told Dominion and all of the government agencies who were tasked… Read more

July 6, 2020

Help Protect our Water – Make your voice heard by July 9!

Have you seen streams like this one clogged with mud from the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)? If so, you have seen gross violations of Virginia’s water quality standards − rules that are supposed to protect all of our state waters.  And this is not the only example of pollution impacts DEQ ignores. Gross algae infestations,… Read more

June 30, 2020

Wild Virginia’s Guidelines for Getting Back Outside

As we become increasingly anxious to get back out and enjoy outdoor activities, it is imperative for individual and public health for us to remain conscious of national and state guidelines for outdoor engagement. Currently, the state of Virginia is under a set of regulations defined as “Phase Two” by Governor Northam, which encompasses restrictions… Read more

June 8, 2020

The Trump administration has acted to weaken Virginia’s ability to protect our water from projects like the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines.

We need your voice! Please call Attorney General Mark Herring today at 804-786-2071. Tell him to challenge an illegal regulation just finalized by the Trump administration to weaken state powers under the Clean Water Act Background:Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has now finalized a change to the regulation governing states’ authorities under section 401 of the Clean Water Act;… Read more

April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Recommended Activities Update

Last month, we published a blog on some activities you and your family can do while on lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. While you can still read some rad environmental books, we have been urging our members to not hike and create traffic in natural places, in hopes of containing the virus, especially in areas… Read more

April 8, 2020

A Case for Water Turbidity Standards in Virginia and West Virginia

In a new report, Trout Unlimited (TU) and West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WVRC) have teamed up to put forth a set of recommendations for the creation and enforcement of effective numeric turbidity standards. Throughout recent years, Virginia and West Virginia wildlife and ecosystems have been seriously threatened by various pipeline projects, most notably, the Mountain… Read more

March 14, 2020

What Can You Do During the Coronavirus Lockdown?

By Katie Keller THE PERFECT TIME TO HIKE COVID-19 has many implications on our economy, business, work and family life. With schools closing and parents being encouraged to work remotely, it seems that everyday life will be impacted by the pandemic for the foreseeable future. The recent international travel restrictions that were announced to slow… Read more

March 8, 2020

Wild Virginia Hosts Photography Contest, Sponsored by Richmond Camera

Sponsored by Richmond Camera, our first annual photo contest is now open for entries! Spring is just around the corner, even though it hasn’t been the harshest of winters, what a great time to start capturing the beauty our Virginia landscapes and wildlife have to offer. Every person who enters not only honors their own… Read more