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Welcome to The Rappahannock Group!

The Rappahannock Group, one of the Virginia Chapter's 13 groups, represents Sierra Club members throughout the Fredericksburg region, including the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, Culpeper, Orange and Westmoreland. We are actively involved in a variety of local, state and national conservation issues.

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Rappahannock Group Sierra Club
"Enjoy, Explore, and Protect the Planet"

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June 2014
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RGSC News & Events


Regional news and events for members and friends of the

 Rappahannock Group Sierra Club

 

Virginia's Energy Plan 6/12/14 6-8 pm UWM-Stafford

 

Virginia Department of Mines Minerals & Energy "Listening Session"

Thursday June 12, 2014 6-8pm  Stafford Campus-University of Mary Washington, 125 University Blvd, (off Route 17). DMME is updating the VA Energy plan and seeks public input on this important plan. Plan to attend to speak in support of clean renewable energy sources like wind and solar,

more info at VA Townhall website :

http://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=21587

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(905 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401)


There are alternatives to pollution generating waste incinerators. Learn about alternatives to solid waste incinceration from enterpreneurs and nationally recognized leaders in municipal Zero Waste solutions.

Guest speakers: 

Dan Knapp and Mary Lou Van Deventer w/ Urban Ore.

Urban Ore is a reuse and recycling enterprise based in Berkeley, CA

http://urbanore.com/


Neil Seldman, President, Institute for Local Self Reliance

http://www.ilsr.org


Mike Ewall, Founder and Director, Energy Justice Network

http://www.energyjustice.net


For more information/questions contact: Bill Johnson, billatthelake@cox.net

http://stopthestaffordincinerator.com


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Reminder!


RGSC Annual Members & Friends Pick-It-Up PicNic 6/14/14 (11am- 1pm) Alum Spring Park, Fredericksburg 


Join fellow RGSC members and friends for our annual Alum Spring Park pick-up & picnic.We will roll up our sleeves and pick-up litter @ the park. Gloves and "litter grabbers" provided. We will reward our efforts with a potluck picnic lunch!. Bring a dish to share. More info/questions contact Linda.  lcmuller@mindspring.com or Paula paulachow132@gmail.com . Weather permitting! 

 http://www.fredericksburgva.gov/facilities/facility/details/Alum-Spring-Park-2



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RGSC In Your Community


We welcome the opportunity to support events/programs in the RGSC Region. If you know of an event that RGSC can support/table please contact Program Chair: Paula Chow paulachow132@gmail.com or Linda Muller lcmuller@mindspring.com Volunteers always welcomed!


Welcome New Members!
The Rappahannock Group Sierra Club is a regional club that includes the counties of Culpeper, Caroline, King George,Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland and the city of Fredericksburg. We are part of the National Sierra Club, the country''s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization

Our club sponsors quarterly events through-out the year. We also provide educational displays and tabling at local events such as farmers markets, trail openings, school programs, and festivals. If you would like RGSC to participate in your event please contact our Program Chair, Paula Chow : paulachow132@gmail.com.

Stay informed and updated via our web site and "like" our Facebook Page. 



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The following information files are available for download.

We are doing our part to limit paper and save trees.

 

Bio Solids

Fracking Leases

Hydrofracking Fact Sheet

Upcoming Events


 

Links: VA Department of Environmental Quality Public Notice (pdf)

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Water/PollutionDischargeElimination/PN_2014-02-24.pdf

 

Virginia.Gov  Townhall Website:

http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewMeeting.cfm?MeetingID=21212

 

Article from the Free Lance Star:

http://news.fredericksburg.com/newsdesk/2014/03/01/more-sludge-across-spotsy/

 

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Links: Virginia Outdoor Foundation

http://www.virginiaoutdoorsfoundation.org/event/2014-oil-gas-forum/

 

Friends of the Rappahannock  (info on hydraulic fracking)

http://www.riverfriends.org/OurPrograms/TheRappahannockRiverandEnergyDevelopment/tabid/648/Default.aspx

 

RGSC's Fracking Forum (2013) Free Lance Star article :

http://www.freelancestar.com/2013-03-14/articles/3314/local-group-raises-fracking-concerns/

 

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RGSC In Your Community


We welcome the opportunity to support events/programs in the RGSC Region. If you know of an event that RGSC can support/table please contact Program Chair: Paula Chow paulachow132@gmail.com or Linda Muller lcmuller@mindspring.com Volunteers always welcomed!

Welcome New Members!
The Rappahannock Group Sierra Club is a regional club that includes the counties of Culpeper, Caroline, King George,Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland and the city of Fredericksburg. We are part of the National Sierra Club, the country''s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization

Our club sponsors quarterly events through-out the year. We also provide educational displays and tabling at local events such as farmers markets, trail openings, school programs, and festivals. If you would like RGSC to participate in your event please contact our Program Chair, Paula Chow : paulachow132@gmail.com.

Stay informed and updated via our web site and "like" our Facebook Page. 

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 About Keep Virginia Beautiful

Keep Virginia Beautiful was established in the late 1950’s and its mission is to “To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environments”. http://www.keepvirginiabeautiful.org/

About Rappahannock Group Sierra Club

Rappahannock Group Sierra Club is one of 11 Sierra Club Groups in Virginia, and is part of the national Sierra Club. The Rappahannock Group Sierra Club with over 400 members serves the counties of Caroline, Culpepper, King George, Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland and the city of Fredericksburg, http://virginia.sierraclub.org/rg/

 Rappahannock Group Sierra Club

P.O. Box 7972

Fredericksburg, VA 22402

"Explore, Enjoy, and Protect The Planet"
 

 

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Earth Day 2012

 

 

 

                          

     

 

 

As part of our mission to "Explore, Enjoy and Protect The Planet" (in our own "backyard"), RGSC is supporting and partenering with organizations across the region.  Additionally, RGSC is focusing on quarterly events that will engage members and the community in conservation/environmental activities.

 

Get Involved !

Virginia Outdoors Plan

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is collecting public input for the 2013 Virginia Outdoors Plan(VOP) .The VOP is the state's official document regarding land conservation, outdoor recreation and open space planning. You can review the plan and email your comments to the VDCR via this link: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/recreational_planning/vop.shtml

 

Keep The Ban: Uranium Mining

The Virginia General Assembly did not vote (up or down) on lifting the state wide ban on uranium mining . The ban remains in place through 2012, however Governor McDonnell has directed health, mining and environmental agencies to draft "conceptual regulations" for uranium mining, to be presented to the 2013 General Assembly (approximately 9 months from now). Its important for citizens to remain engaged in this issue. More info can be found at this link:

http://keeptheban.org/

 

RGSC ExCom Meeting

The RGSC Executive Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm.  Interested members are encouraged to attend. Contact: Linda Muller rgscchair@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 






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