Community Organizing Summit hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group

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Register by 4 p.m. March 30! We’ve added a Sunday morning tour of nearby fracking-related activity. See the schedule here.

A “Community Organizing Summit” will be hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group (AGWG) at Jackson’s Mill (near Weston, WV) the weekend of Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8. 

We want to help you take action against extraction! AGWG invites grassroots groups, organizations, activists, and socially conscious folks who are interested in learning the basic tools of grassroots movement building to better their communities in any way, especially those who want to resist the growing threat of oil and gas extraction to attend this Summit.

The goal of the Community Organizing Summit is to empower and strengthen grassroots activism with leadership training, coalition building, and outreach.

The Summit will also provide opportunities for in-depth learning on select topics.

Schedule and session topics will be posted here and on our Facebook event page.

Registration is required by 4 p.m. March 30. Complete your registration for attendance, meals and lodging through Eventbrite.

Limited scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance to attend. If you are applying for a scholarship, please fill out this form. Individuals applying for a scholarship do not need to register through Eventbrite. Scholarship applications are due by March 23.

The Appalachian Gas Working Group (AGWG) is a consortium of green minded groups and organizations. Their vision is to support healthy communities, property rights, and a just transition to clean renewable energy, while leading a coordinated effort to end public harm from fracking and gas related extraction and infrastructure.

Our Partners: OVEC – Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, WV Rivers Coalition,  V & VA Sierra Club, WV Highlands Conservancy, Appalachian Voices, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, PA League of Women Voters, Preserving Our Water Heritage and Rights (POWHR), Ohio River Citizens Alliance (ORCA), Friends of the Harmed, Mountain LakesPreservation Alliance, Wetzel County Citizen Action Group, Headwaters Defense, Greenbrier River Watershed Association, Indian Creek Watershed Association, Eight Rivers Council, Christians for the Mountains, Preserve Monroe, Summers County Residents Against the Pipeline, Doddridge County Watershed Association, SW PA Environmental Health Project, Southwings, WV Citizens Action Group, WV Surface Owners Rights Organization