Friday, December 20, 2013

Virginia Conservation: Conservation Lobby Day

In just a few weeks, Virginia's General Assembly will head back to Richmond, with legions of lobbyists in tow. As conservationists, we face an immense opportunity and corresponding challenge this year:
  • We are aligned with local governments and farmers in support of a ban on uranium mining and milling that protects drinking water for us all.
  • Our call for a more balanced, efficient transportation system has never been more relevant as lawmakers struggle to plug the fiscal pothole left by billion-dollar highways.
  • Virginia's renewable energy laws must be reformed in order to create jobs and clean kilowatts here at home.
More than 100 Virginians learned about these and other important issues at the recent VCN General Assembly Preview. Presentations from that workshop are available on the VCN website. If you want to know more about the issues facing state lawmakers, start here: 

You can even download a copy

 of the 2014 Virginia Conservation Briefing Book -- the go-to guide to our network's common agenda for a cleaner, healthier Virginia.
Be sure to make plans to join us on January 27th for Conservation Lobby Day, presented by VCN and the Garden Club of Virginia. Join hundreds of volunteers as we take our pro-conservation message to the Capitol! Breakfast briefings start at 8:30, with lobby visits following. Details and registration here

            All the best,

Dana Roberts
Outreach and Events Manager

Mon, Jan 27, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Conservation Lobby Day

Presented by Virginia Conservation Network and the Garden Club of Virginia
When: January 27, 2014 (8:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Richmond CenterStage - Rhythm Hall Gallery (600 E. Grace St., Richmond VA 23219)
mission: $25.00
Tell your legislators what you expect from them this General Assembly session. Join Virginia Conservation Network, the Garden Club of Virginia, and countless volunteers as we take our conservation priorities to the Capitol.  Every year, General Assembly members learn important information from citizens like you.  Your visit to the capitol can inspire your lawmakers to do the right thing for the environment. We hope you'll join us for this vital day of action.

  • 8:30 a.m. Coffee & Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. Morning Briefing:  Uranium Mining and Healthy Rivers 
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Lobbying
  • 10:00 Garden Club Members Meeting (Donor Lounge)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 Afternoon Briefing:   Clean Energy and Green Communities 
We'll be sure to share talking points and positions on specific legislation. Each participant will receive a copy of Our Common Agenda, VCN's Conservation Briefing Book.

Event Location

Richmond Center Stage 600 E. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23219