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General Assembly Preview with VCN and PEC

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 9:00 AM

In preparation for Virginia’s 2018 General Assembly session, Virginia Conservation Network and its Network partners are convening for a preview of what’s in store for our natural landscapes and resources. Volunteers, board members, and staff of partner organizations — as well as those interested in getting more involved in Virginia’s conservation community — are invited to learn about priority environmental topics and discuss our collective approach to advancing policy in the upcoming legislative session.

Traditionally, this annual event has taken place only in Richmond, VA. In order to better accommodate the vast majority of Virginians who live outside of the region, VCN member organizations are hosting several watch parties across the Commonwealth, in addition to hosting the regular in-person event. The regional watch party locations include Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Reston, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Warrenton. 

Please note: The Richmond event will take place at The Frontier Project this year — not the Virginia State Capitol — due to renovations at the General Assembly Building.


Additional Details

Registration is required. Coffee and light breakfast will be served at all locations. All attendees will also receive a copy of the 2018 Environmental Briefing Book, which displays the breadth of conservation issues our community is prioritizing in the coming year. Attendees at all locations will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of each panel and to participate in the regional breakout about next steps.

Questions? Contact Sheri Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (804) 644-0283.

SCHEDULE

8:30 – 8:50 a.m. Sign-in / light breakfast and coffee
8:50 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Healthy Rivers panel
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Green Communities panel
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Clean Energy panel
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Reg Rollbacks
12:00 – 12:05 p.m. Next steps / get involved
12:05 – 12:30 p.m. Regional conversations


Event Locations:

Richmond In-Person Preview

Hosted by Virginia Conservation Network
The Frontier Project: 3005 West Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Regional Watch Parties

WARRENTON WATCH PARTY
Hosted by Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC)
PEC’s headquarters: 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
This is PEC's watch party and we are going to put on a pancake breakfast. It should be fun, please sign up!

FREDERICKSBURG WATCH PARTY
Hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR)
FOR’s office: 3219 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

HARRISONBURG WATCH PARTY
Hosted by Shenandoah Valley Network and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields
Exact location to be determined

RESTON WATCH PARTY
Hosted by the National Wildlife Federation
NWF’s office: 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190

ROANOKE WATCH PARTY
Hosted by Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
SERCAP’s office: 347 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

VIRGINIA BEACH WATCH PARTY
Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW and Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Exact location to be determined

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