September 16, 2020

Big News on the Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future

Here’s some of what’s happening with this exciting campaign. Please stay informed and involved. Highlights include the following, with details shown below: · A Platform to improve Virginia’s water protection policies · The SUN SING in Place Concert this Thursday at 7:00 p.m., featuring our Campaign! Platform Submitted to Water Board Wild Virginia and 55… Read more


August 31, 2020

New Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future

Wild Virginia is working to make important changes in the way state officials regulate polluting projects that can harm our streams. The pollutants we are targeting can directly affect your ability to use streams and rivers as you wish and as you have a right to do. They can also pose risks to your health… Read more


July 20, 2020

Former Wild Virginia President Reflects on the Fight Against the ACP

By Deirdre Skogen “A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”  – Edward Abbey As I write this, I am sitting at our campsite in Ramsey’s Draft, in the George Washington National Forest, elevation 2320ft…. Read more


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 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