Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in helping with any of the efforts below, please get in touch via the contact form.

April 20th
Elkhorn Creek Cleanup, located in Southern WV and coordinated by WV TU. Several of us will be attending this, we could use a couple more.

April 20th
The Virginia Council of TU will be holding it’s monthly meeting this Saturday in Waynesboro. It will start at 9:30 am in the Municipal Building at 503 West Main Street. It will be held in the Council Chamber. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival.  http://www.vaflyfishingfestival.org/.  Please consider representing the New River Vally Chapter at this meeting if you’ll be attending the festival.  Thanks!

April 22nd-26th
Earth Week at VT.  Click here for more information: http://vtearthweek.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/earth-week-schedule-page-0011.jpg

April 27th

There will be a Town Hall Meeting about the 2014 Virginia Stream Navigation Bill.  The meeting will take place in Niederer Auditorium; Wetherill Visual Arts Center; Hollins University; 7916 Williamson Road; Roanoke, VA 24020.  The meeting will start at 7:30 pm.  Speakers will be:  Jacob Powell, Policy and Campaigns Manager of the Virginia Conservation Network, who will be able to give an overview of all of the stream access legislation introduced in 2013’s General Assembly. He will also be able to speak on strategies his team is discussing to improve river access. Steve Powers, PhD or Roanoke College, who will be discussing a study he is doing to better define the streams affected by the Virginia Stream Navigation Bill. Wade Blackwood, Executive Director of the American Canoe Association, who will discuss the resources the ACA can bring to bear to help move this legislation forward in the 2014 Session. Del. Greg Habeeb who is a potential sponsor of this bill in the Virginia House of Delegates. Unconfirmed are Delegate Charles Poindexter as well as Delegate Nick Rush.

April 30th

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host a public meeting this month to address the water quality improvement plan being developed to address agricultural and residential sources of fecal bacteria (e.g. from livestock, septic systems & straight pipes) in Cripple Creek (Smyth and Wythe Counties). The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Speedwell Elementary School located at 6820 Cedar Springs Rd in Speedwell, VA.  For more information about this meeting contact Patrick Lizon with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation at 276-676-5529 or patrick.lizon@dcr.virginia.gov.

May 31st-June 2nd

Tentative dates for a fishing trip to Shenandoah National Park.  Respond to this email if interested and whether your would like camp or stay at a lodge.

May/June/July

Fundraiser/outreach, we will offer fly fishing classes at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.  These classes will likely be one evening per week, running several weeks and will take place at the CRC ponds/gazebo.  More details to come following the May Chapter meeting.
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