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Sunrise on a calm fall morning at the Harwood's Mill Reservoir in York County, Virginia.
October 18, 2021

CWA50: A Year of Clean Water Action to Celebrate the Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Act (CWA) marks its 50th anniversary next year, an important milestone for an ambitious statute. Wild Virginia invites its members, as well as members of the public, to celebrate this occasion by getting their feet wet in protecting Virginia’s water resources. From October 2021 to October 2022, Wild Virginia will undertake a… Read more


August 16, 2021

Recently Released Conservation Briefing Highlights Environmental Policy Goals

Every year, the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) publishes a briefing called Our Common Agenda, and this publication takes the policy goals of over 100 organizations across Virginia and compiles them into a single agenda of conservation goals. VCN is a collaborative network of over 150 conservation partners across the Commonwealth. The VCN was created to… Read more


activists at protest
August 4, 2021

How a Website Designer Turns Passion into Activism

Wild Virginia website guru, David Flatley, has been a longtime volunteer with the organization, turning his passion for the environment into activism. From designing and managing our website, making it more accessible to others, to helping with other technology issues, Flatley is a treasured volunteer and a valuable member of our Wild Virginia community. Even… Read more


A western honey bee (Apis mellifera) gathers pollen on onion flowers in Boise, Idaho. 6/30/2021. USDA photo by Kirsten Strough.
July 8, 2021

Conservation Photography: The Role of Responsibility, Dignity, and Power

Conservation photography is the intentional use of photography to advocate and promote conservation. This includes being mindful of the impact of photography on wildlife. A photographer must be careful not to disrupt the natural habits of animals or their habitats. Loud sounds or an unfortunate misstep could have negative impacts on species. Lori Cash is… Read more


May 25, 2021

Roanoke Logperch: How MVP will Affect It

by Brooke Cormons, Mountaintop Montessori School, Charlottesville The Roanoke Logperch is an endangered fish that occurs in only five river systems throughout Virginia and North Carolina. It is very sensitive to pollution and sediment in the clear streams where it lives, which means that unnecessary projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline cause major harm to… Read more


May 18, 2021

News Update on the Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future

Join Katie Keller, Wild Virginia’s Publicity and Outreach Director, and David Sligh, Conservation Director, in their chat about the Campaign for Virginia’s Water Future. In this podcast, they discuss the motivation behind the campaign, the changes it promotes for Virginia water, and the ways you can get involved.  Wild Virginia · Clean Water in Our… Read more


VIRGINIA butterflies
May 6, 2021

Nature’s Best Hope: Contributing to Functional Ecosystems

By Jessica Wen Last spring, Wild Virginia featured Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy for our book club, and we learned a lot about what actions we as individuals can take to improve and support functional ecosystems. As the warm weather arrives at full force, we anticipate many of you will be dusting off your… Read more


April 22, 2021

What Are Wild Virginia Member Benefits?

When you become a member of Wild Virginia your voice is amplified and you make a difference for wild places. Wild Virginia members also enjoy a plethora of different benefits!! Just show your Wild Virginia Member Card. Join/Renew Your Membership Here We will continue to add benefits as we build partnerships with area businesses.  If… Read more


April 21, 2021

Hard Road of Hope: From Coal to Gas in WV

Eleanor is a creative radical, journalist and filmmaker who wanted to be a journalist that people can trust, and who would head to the source of the news instead of hearing about these environmental issues through third parties. That is where “Hard Road of Hope” was born, in the hills and hollers of a broken… Read more


April 9, 2021

Join Wild Virginia’s Fight Against MVP!

Interested in helping stop the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)? Join Wild Virginia’s fight against MVP, and help in submitting comments before 5 p.m. on April 15th. What Is MVP Doing? MVP wants permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to drill under more than 180 waterbodies. YOU can join Wild Virginia in… Read more