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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 27, 2021

Wild Virginia’s MUST READ Environmental Books of 2021!

Trying to find some good reads until the snowy weather is gone for good? Here are some of  Wild Virginia’s must read books!  World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil In this beautiful collection of essays, Aimee talks of her childhood and the lessons she’s learned from… Read more


February 25, 2021

Success in the Senate and House – Protecting Virginia Waters from Pipelines

This week we made major advancements toward improving state law in protecting Virginia waters against huge gas pipelines. Two important bills have been approved by both the State Senate and the House of Delegates and will now be sent to the Governor for his signature. These bills are in line with our efforts to limit… Read more


February 24, 2021

Virginia Passes Second Bill to Protect Wildlife Corridors

The Virginia General Assembly yesterday passed critical legislation to protect wildlife corridors and help keep drivers safer. This bill, SB 1274, builds on the wildlife corridor legislation that passed last year, creating a comprehensive program to identify wildlife corridors, protect motorists from collisions with animals, and address barriers to wildlife movement. The bill passed with… 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


February 19, 2021

Rewards of being a Wild Virginia Board Member

Wild Virginia relies heavily on our members to further our goals, but we would be nothing without our board members. Our board is made up of a diverse and unique set of individuals who come together to protect Virginia’s wildlands.  Being a board member for Wild Virginia means so much more than the average board… Read more


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February 12, 2021

Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future Update

Water Quality and DEQ Reform in 2021! Wild Virginia, and you, have made some major strides in the newly-named Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future during 2020, and we are excited to move into the new year! We will participate in decision-making processes the state has begun and also push our own initiatives to protect Virginia’s… Read more


February 5, 2021

Apply To Be A Board Member!

Wild Virginia is looking for new board members!! Want to apply to be a board member but don’t know where to start? Here’s what you need to know.  Desired Skills: We are a small and growing organization with strong grassroots support. Our board is active and engaged in making Wild Virginia stronger and more effective… Read more


February 3, 2021

Wildlife Corridor Bill Makes Final Steps through the Virginia House

There is over $500 million in damages in Virginia for wildlife vehicle collisions. That’s substantial. Yet, recently the wildlife corridor bill made its final steps through the Virginia house, signaling a brighter future. For this episode of Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk, Wild Virginia Executive Director, Misty Boos, tells us about the concept behind connectivity… 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