Recent Update 11/29/2013
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/
P.O. Box 7972
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
"Explore, Enjoy, and Protect The Planet"
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org