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General Assembly Preview - Charlottesville

December 07, 2019 08:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: CitySpace, 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, Virginia

In preparation for Virginia’s 2020 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.

This year's preview will cover: taking bold climate action by moving away from fossil fuels and moving towards a clean energy future; securing full funding for our natural resources in order to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, protect our parks and natural landscapes & enhance our environmental agencies; and other exciting updates including ensuring environmental justice for all, reducing plastic pollution, protecting wildlife, reforming transportation, promoting an inclusive and transparent government, and more! 

VCN is working with its partners across the state to host regional watch parties. The locations include Alexandria, Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, Harrisonburg, Radford, Reston, Roanoke, and Warrenton.

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 Lisa McLaughlin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Sign-in / light breakfast and coffee
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15 - 11:00 a.m. Presentations / Panels
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Regional discussions

Event Locations:

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

Regional Watch Parties:

Alexandria Watch Party
Hosted by Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Alexandria Renew Enterprises, Sixth Floor: 1800 Limerick St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Charlottesville Watch Party
Hosted by PEC + Wild Virginia
CitySpace: 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hampton Roads Watch
Party Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW
Location announced soon!

Harrisonburg Watch Party
Hosted by Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
JMU's Ice House: 127 W. Bruce St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Radford Watch Party
Hosted by Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited
Location announced soon!

Reston Watch Party
Hosted by Great Falls Group of Sierra Club Virginia Chapter + Choose Clean Water Coalition
National Wildlife Federation Reston Office: 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190

Roanoke Watch Party
Hosted by Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Roanoke Group of Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, + Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke
Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke: 2015 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Warrenton Watch Party
Hosted by The Piedmont Environmental Council
PEC's headquarters: 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186

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