I often sought advice from Joan. She opened doors on Capitol Hill for groups like OVEC. She helped us get our stories to legislators, helped them introduce legislation that would protect our health, our water, our mountains. She helped us get our stories to regulators and she spearheaded efforts at Earthjustice aimed at making regulators […]
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OVEC members work on projects that promote public health, environmental protection and social justice.
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OVEC is a nationally recognized grassroots organization dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural heritageThe Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, formed in 1987, is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to organize and maintain a diverse grassroots organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the environment through education, grassroots organizing and coalition building, leadership development and media outreach. Our work encompasses much of West Virginia.
The structure of OVEC is a common one: volunteers / members, board of directors with officers, and staff members. What is uncommon is the committed participation of many ordinary citizens in OVEC, united for the common purpose of protecting the environment in which we all live. OVEC's board of directors is active.