Monday Jan 22, 2024

Virginia Conservation Network is Giving Citizens the Tools to Help Shape Policy

Founded as the Conservation Council of Virginia in 1969, Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) began as a roundtable of major conservation groups and has grown to include over 150 Network Partners across the Commonwealth (including wild virginia). Their annual Conservation Lobby Day is coming up and it’s your chance to lobby with fellow advocates in your district for environmental action that matters most to you.

Wild Virginia is joined by Andreana Lin on the podcast to tell us more of what we can expect this year, and why you should join if you have never participated.

Virginia Conservation Lobby Day is an annual event that brings together citizens, activists, and policymakers to advocate for environmental conservation in the state of Virginia. The event provides an opportunity for participants to learn about current environmental issues facing the state and to meet with their elected representatives to discuss policy solutions.

This year, they are already at record registrations (close to 250) and are extending the event from one to two days. VCN is built on partnerships. That’s why they partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and their many dedicated Network Partners to host two exciting, full days of advocacy in the Capitol instead of just one!

During the Water and Conservation Lobby Days, participants attend workshops, rallies and meetings with legislators in order to discuss important environmental issues such as climate change, clean energy, and wildlife conservation. The goal of the event is to promote policies that will protect Virginia’s natural resources and ensure a healthy environment for future generations.

The event has grown in popularity over the years, with increasing numbers of citizens attending each year. Water and Conservation Lobby Days are a great opportunity for individuals to get involved in environmental advocacy and make a positive impact on their community.

We encourage you to register for both days, but if you're passionate about Clean Water & Flood Resilience, you won't want to miss Water Lobby Day on January 30th. You can still talk about water issues at Conservation Lobby Day on January 31st, too, including all the other policy suggestions in Our 2024 Common Agenda and more!

Register and reserve your spot here.

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