Virginia Environmental Assembly

Start:Friday, September 09, 2016 1:00 PM

End: Saturday, September 10, 2016 4:00 PM

Host Contact Info: kelley@vcnva.org

Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues and an opportunity to strategize with like-minded individuals about the best ways to tackle threats to our natural environment.

This year's Assembly—scheduled Friday, September 9 through Saturday, September 10 at the University of Virginia—will feature a lively evening reception; plenty of educational workshops; breakout sessions; and engaging field trips, including a pipeline hike, a kayaking trip down the Rivanna River, and a sustainable winery tour.

Please note that the field trips occur simultaneously, so you should only register for one.



Working Schedule

Friday, September 9, 2016

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.   |   Field Trip #1 : Pipeline hike with Wild Virginia

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.   |   Field Trip #2 : Sustainable winery tour at Barboursville Vineyards

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.   |   Field Trip #3 : Kayak the Rivanna River with Rivanna Conservation Alliance and Rivanna River Company

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.   |   Evening reception

Saturday, September 10, 2016

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.   |   Breakfast & small group working sessions*

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. |   Welcome!

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.   |   Issue Workshops A & B

      A. Clean Water Through Healthy Land

        B. Showdown in the Courts Over the Clean Power Plan

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.   |   Issue Workshops C & D

        C. Pipelines: What's the Need?

        D. Conservation Storytelling

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   |   Lunch & Virginia Conservation Network Annual Meeting

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.   |   Issue Workshops E & F

        E. Would You Drink This Water? Coal Ash and Your River

        F. Winning Campaigns: (Finally) Modern Transit in Virginia

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.   |   Conservation Tug of War: Local Versus State (Full Group Panel)

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.   |   Closing remarks

* if you have a topic for a Working Session, please contact Kelley Galownia