Tuesday, June 2, 2009

VCN is coming to a town near you ...

attend a workshop to learn how to protect Virginia's environment.

Every summer, Virginia Conservation Network and our partners at the Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund hit the road. We host regional workshops on key environmental issues and discuss ways that concerned Virginians can make a difference as citizen lobbyists, activists, and educators.

In 2009 our theme is “Conservation in Changing Times.” Join us to learn more about what political changes in D.C. mean for the environment—and what statewide elections will mean for conservation in Virginia. We’ll look at major issues like climate change and water quality, as well as locally significant issues ranging from mining to high-speed rail.

Come have dinner (on us), meet environmental experts, and learn how the Legislative Contact Teams program is turning concerned Virginians into conservation leaders.

lease be sure to invite your volunteers to attend this event and let us know if you wish to have any local issues covered at the workshop nearest you.

To view the agenda and re
gister, click a link below:

  • June 16, 2009 Richmond (YMCA Downtown)
    Special Topic: Smart Growth (Partner: Partnership for Smarter Growth)

  • June 18, 2009 Charlottesville (Jefferson Madison Regional Library)
    Special Topic: Community Based Energy Programs (Partner: Bill Dunnington)

  • June 22, 2009 Arlington (Arlington Central Library)
    Special Topic: Mountain Top Removal and the proposed Surry Coal Fired Power Plant (Partner: Appalachian Voices)

  • June 23, 2009 Warrenton (Warrenton Visitors Center)
    Special Topic: Proposed Transmission Lines (Partner: Piedmont Environmental Council)

  • July 8, 2009 Martinsville (Henry County Admin. Building)
    Special Topic: Uranium Mining and Water Quality (Partner: Dan River Basin Association)

  • July 13, 2009 Norfolk (Ernie Morgan Center)
    Special Topic: Offshore Wind Energy (Partner: Sierra Club)

I hope you will join us.

Nathan Lott
VCN Executive Director

P.S. Don't forget to invite your friends and your elected officials to attend.


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