Wild Virginia Virtual Coffee Talk

Wild Virginia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to protecting and connecting your favorite wild places. Through partnerships with other environmental advocacy groups we: We educate citizens, landowners, and other stakeholders about threats to our forests through hikes, outings and events. We advocate for the connectivity and integrity of Virginia’s forests and waters. We influence decision makers by mobilizing citizens like you.

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Thursday Apr 01, 2021

Despite developers’ hopes of completing the Mountain Valley Pipeline by the end of 2021, Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality has told federal officials that it won’t be able to issue a new water quality permit for the project’s stream crossings before December. David Sligh, Conservation Director, hashes out the whole situation. DEQ's request is a big deal, which Wild Virginia immediately supported.

Friday Feb 05, 2021

Over $500 million per year spent on wildlife / vehicle collisions in our state. Executive Director, Misty Boos, joins Publicity and Outreach Director, Katie Keller, to talk about connecting habitat and some recent legislation that has bipartisan support. Connecting habitat doesn't have to be expensive, we just nee to think critically and be innovative to protect wildlife and Virginia citizens.

Friday Oct 23, 2020

Wild Virginia's Publicity & Outreach Director, Katie Keller, was joined by Daniel White, AKA the Blackalachian to chat about his journey hiking the Appalachian Trail, how he's staying sane during #COVID19, and even talk a little bit of trash. A true adventurer, he tells us about some of his favorite hikes and what he hopes to do for his next exploration. Email info@wildvirginia.org if you'd like to be a part of #wildvirginiavirtualcoffeetalk

Thursday Oct 08, 2020

Wild Virginia interviewed the Virginia Community Rights Network (VACRN) about their work in elevating the rights of Nature and Communities who value nature as a whole. VACRN represents a new paradigm in how to fight for the environment, as part of the environment. VACRN joins other grassroots groups fighting for the Rights of Nature, and was founded after being introduced to a Community Bill of Rights in the Fall of 2017, during their fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

Friday Jul 17, 2020

For this virtual coffee talk, Wild Virginia's Publicity & Outreach Director, Katie Keller, talks with Bill & Lynn Limpert, a couple that has been very active in the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In February of 2016, they received a notice that the new route of the pipeline would come directly through their property in Bath County, Virginia.

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