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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


April 2, 2021

DEQ Wants More Time to Review MVP Water Crossings

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) sent a letter to the Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) requesting an extension of the period in which the state must act on a water quality certification request for Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Thus, DEQ is requesting more time to review MVP water… Read more


March 16, 2021

Help Stop The Mountain Valley Pipeline – Deadline March 22

Mountain Valley Pipeline’s new proposal to bore under our streams must be rejected. Learn how to make your voice heard below. The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) was blocked in its attempts to dig/blast through hundreds of streams and wetlands through our lawsuits. Now, the company is trying to evade protections with a new scheme. They want… Read more


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