Annual Picnic and Other Upcoming Events
Circle July 23 on your calendar and plan to join us for OVEC’s annual member and invited-guest picnic. We’ll gather at 5 p.m. at Coonskin Park in Charleston, WV, If you are a member, watch for a mailer with final details.
Bring a friend, neighbor, or family member along for a fun evening of socializing, complete with live music. We’ll be giving out our annual awards.
OVEC will provide the main-course vittles; you can feel free to bring a side dish if you like. We also encourage you to bring your own re-usable place settings and cups to cut down on waste.
If you miss the mailer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-522-0246 for details. We do hope to see you there!
Note that there is now only one way to enter the park:
Coming from the South: Take I-79 North to Exit 1 Mink Shoals. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Travel about 1/2 mile to Coonskin entrance on right.
Coming from the North: Take I-79 South to Exit 1 Mink Shoals. Turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Travel about 1/2 mile to Coonskin entrance on right.
June 10: Deadline to apply for Half-time Volunteer/Membership Coordinator at OVEC.
June 10: Update! Time moved to 2 p.m. Wear black! Fayette County Headwaters Defense calls on you to help pack the courtroom in the case of EQT Production Company vs Wender (that is the fracking waste injection well company VS. Fayette County Commissioners, who have banned fracking waste injection in the county), CASE # 2:16-cv-290.
The hearing takes place before U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver, Jr. in the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street, East, Suite 2400, Charleston, WV 25301. Start time is 10 a.m.
Background: Ban passed Jan, 12. Ban restrained Jan. 20. Also see this story, as well as the case history here.
June 11-13: People from across the country will converge on Washington, D.C. for the Convergence to Support Eco-prisoners and Fight Toxic Prisons. Come for a weekend of workshops, strategizing and direct action. Learn from folks who lived it about experiences fighting repression and living behind prison walls. Full schedule here.
Learn more: Incarceration, justice and the planet: Could the fight against toxic prisons shape the future of environmentalism?
June 22: 6:00 p.m. Artist reception at Taylor Books with photographer Builder Levy. Join Builder in the Annex Gallery for a discussion about his collection Appalachia USA and the 30 years he’s spent traveling to Appalachia to make photographs. You’ll also hear about his travels to Africa and Mongolia, and his work photographing in the streets of New York City. See a slideshow of photos that weren’t included in the exhibit and hear from a few people who have followed his career. Presentation starts at 6 p.m., followed by audience Q&A. Refreshments available. Builder will sign books for those interested.
June 30: Deadline (extended!) to apply for position of Executive Director for OVEC
July 19-22: California – Philadelphia, PA: Protect our Public Lands Tour: The Human Faces of POPLA (Protect Our Public Lands Act), led by the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network.
When/if passed by the U.S. Congress, the “Protect our Public Lands Act” (POPLA) will stop all fracking on public lands in the U.S.
July 31: Deadline to enter the environmental songwriting contest.
Find more events here, and e-mail email@example.com to submit your own events for possible publication on our calendar.
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