Tomorrow, July 15: Headwaters Defense and other allies fighting the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline need you at 9 a.m. In Fayetteville, WV, for No pipeLIES: EQT let us be!July 18: OVEC’s monthly membership meeting. See details above.
July 28-29: Defend the Wayne Camp
July 30: Ohio River Rising March to Protect Our Ohio River. March begins at noon on July 30 in Fly, Ohio. Details here. From the organizers:
Industry continues to poison the waters of our Ohio River. On July 30, we gather on the banks of the Ohio River to march 2.5 miles along the Ohio Scenic Byway, showing solidarity as we take back our basic human right to clean and safe water and an environment that supports life.
We will rally around stopping any further oil and gas exploration planned for the Ohio River Valley and the many threats to our Wayne National Forest. Our focus on this event will bring attention to the Rover pipeline crossing under our Ohio River and the potential catastrophe that looms over our region as our public lands are leased out to be exploited by corporations.
There will be speakers, music, and a force of solidarity to be reckoned with. Save the date and come take action with us to help protect the future of our Ohio River Valley and beyond…
September 9: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with lunch provided: Stream testing training at the OVEC office. Space limited, You must be willing to help with monthly stream sampling in one of the five counties we have included in this program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and registration.
September 15-17: The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy celebrates 50 years with a weekend of activities at the Canaan Valley Resort State Park. OVEC will be there to help WVHC celebrate. Details and registration information here.
September 27-30: Ohio River Basin Alliance Conference at Marshall University. More details soon.
October 7: Save the date for our annual picnic for members and supporters, this time at the Barboursville Park. We’ll continue celebrating our 30th anniversary with music, picnic fixin’s, and good company. This year, tentative plans include a morning 5K run/walk and a bike ride, too. We’ll have more details soon, but for now, do save the date!
As noted above, we sure hope you will join us October 21: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for OVEC’s Tri-State Water Defense Citizen Summit.
We’ll examine the future of the Tri-State’s (OH/KY/WV) land and waterways in light of potential problems from oil and gas fracking and pipelines. This meeting will provide an opportunity for deeper engagement in solution-oriented strategies for a sustainable future for our region.
Contact Robin Blakeman at email@example.com or 304-522-0246 for more details, including registration information. Free; lunch provided
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