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


August 9, 2020

Suit Filed by Virginia AG Herring – Citizens’ Rights to Protect Our Waters at Stake

On July 21, 2020, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he was suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over an attack on Clean Water Act protections. President Trump’s EPA recently changed a rule governing states’ powers to protect our waters and communities and this suit is an important action on behalf of all Virginians… 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 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


February 21, 2020

Our Day at the Supreme Court

by David Sligh On Monday, February 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide whether the Forest Service has the legal authority to allow the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross the Appalachian Trail (AT) on National Forest land. In this blog, I aim to give you some insights about how we got… 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


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