OVEC together-we-grow logoAbout OVEC

OVEC (the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition) formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV. We won that campaign. By supporting organized voices and empowered communities, over the years we had wins on environmental and social justice campaigns in our regions. OVEC dissolved in November, 2021. Our members and volunteers, donors, supporters and allies were all essential to our work. Thank you!

Action Alert OVEC Feb 14
A Final Note from OVEC
With OVEC dissolved, we hope you will amp up your support of other West Virginia groups if you haven't done so already. Thanks for all you've done with OVEC over the years! More
Link to OVEC's final letter to members
Newsletter OVEC Feb 14
Final Newsletter
We write to inform you that after 34 years dedicated to protecting the people and environment of West Virginia and the surrounding region, OVEC has made the decision to close its doors. We hope you will join us in reflecting on our decades of community activism and take pride in how you helped make little OVEC a big force for positive change in our region. More
Vigil for Water
Hoots and Hollers Robin Blakeman Jan 28
Uniting in Times of Crisis
Working with OVEC during this time truly proved to me that possibilities are endless when we unite during times of crisis. More
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Jan 28
A Note of Gratitude for OVEC from Allen Johnson
The legacy of OVEC will continue positive ripples for the good in Appalachian and elsewhere for generations to come. More
OVEC's special collection library
Hoots and Hollers OVEC Nov 18
OVEC Closing Doors
As OVEC closes our doors, it is our fervent hope is that existing and new groups will continue to build even more power to help improve the outlook for our region. More
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