*Consider-- You're invited: Virginia General Assembly- Preview, Dec. 1 ( Including at HBurg !)

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Nov 13, 2018, 1:55:01 PM11/13/18
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*Suggested.  Plus, a convenient Watch Party is also in Harrisonburg: (simple sign-in and fee)

Harrisonburg Watch Party       Dec. 1 (Saturday)
Hosted by Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
Ice House (JMU), Room 104: 127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Please share with anyone interested.       best regards,  John Reeves   Rockingham Co.

You're invited: Virginia General Assembly Preview, Dec. 1 
From: "Mary Rafferty, VCN" <v...@vcnva.org>
To: JBR...@Comcast.net
Date: November 13, 2018 at 9:13 AM
Subject: You're invited: Virginia General Assembly Preview, Dec. 1

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You are invited to join Virginia's conservation community for our annual General Assembly Preview on Saturday, December 1st for a special look at what's to come in the 2019 legislative session. The General Assembly Preview includes presentations by leading Virginia experts on the environmental topics we expect will rise to the top in 2019. You'll leave with the tools necessary to educate your representatives about advancing the policies that address these topics.
Richmond, VA + 7 regional locations (see below) 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Tickets $15  |   Register today!
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, we are working with our partner organizations to host watch parties across the Commonwealth, in addition to hosting the regular in-person event. The watch party locations include Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Reston, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Warrenton (see below for information about the watch parties).

Coffee and breakfast will be served at all locations. All attendees will also receive a copy of the 2019 Environmental Briefing Book, an annual publication written by VCN's Network Partners that displays the conservation issues our community is prioritizing in the coming year. 

See you on December 1st!
Mary Rafferty 
Executive Director,  Virginia Conservation Network

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/general-assembly-preview-tickets-51549284297


8:30 – 9:00 AM  |  Sign-in + breakfast/coffee + networking

9:00 – 9:15 AM  |  Welcome

9:15 – 10:00 AM  |  Presentations: A review of statewide conservation priorities
  • Achieving safe and responsible closure of coal ash ponds
  • Fighting climate change and sea level rise by joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
  • Securing funding in the budget for our conservation priorities, including Chesapeake Bay cleanup programs, land conservation, and natural resources agency funding
10:00 – 10:40 AM  |  Panel: Other statewide conservation issues we expect
  • Protecting Virginians from the costs of unnecessary fracked gas pipelines
  • Ensuring the Commonwealth provides localities with appropriate tools to address the high cost of new development
  • Breaking down barriers to small-scale solar
10:40 – 11:00 AM  |  Tools/strategies for being an effective conservation advocate in 2019

11:00 – 12:00 PM  |  Regional discussions

Additional information about regional watch parties:

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

Charlottesville Watch Party
Hosted by Piedmont Environmental Council + Appalachian Voices
CitySpace: 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Danville Watch Party
Hosted by Roanoke River Basin Association
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research: 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA 24540

Harrisonburg Watch Party
Hosted by Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
Ice House (JMU), Room 104: 127 West Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Reston Watch Party
Hosted by 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
Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke: 2015 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Virginia Beach Watch Party
Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW
Virginia Wesleyan University, Greer Environmental Sciences Center: 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Warrenton Watch Party
Hosted by Piedmont Environmental Council
PEC's headquarters: 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
Copyright © 2018 Virginia Conservation Network, All rights reserved.

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Erin Burch

Nov 13, 2018, 4:17:15 PM11/13/18
to JOHN REEVES, eco-minds
Thanks for sharing this John!

We have some promo codes for free entry - if anyone is interested in coming and could use one, send me a message! 

Erin Burch

Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
9386 South Congress Street
PO Box 674
New Market VA 22844

*please note my new email address: ebu...@shenandoahalliance.org 

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