SAVE-THE-DATE- The next CRVI Meeting will be November 10th. Please stay tuned for more details. 

AmeriCorps VISTA for CRVI

The Clinch River Valley Initiative is hiring! We are looking for a committed, environmentally-conscious individual to become our next AmeriCorps VISTA. In this position, you will organize environmental education events, seek funding through grant writing, coordinate youth programs such as the Clinch River Youth Coalition, and assist with promotion of the up and coming ecological center. Applicants must be strong writers and speakers who can communicate effectively with people of all ages. This position is a year-long term of service through AmeriCorps. For more information, view the job listing here.

Environmental Education Action Group's Request for Proposal (RFP)

Friends of Southwest Virginia (FSWVA), a non-profit organization, is soliciting proposals from qualified individuals or organizations to develop a plan to establish St. Paul, VA as the ecological epicenter for Southwest Virginia providing a location for environmental studies and outreach, promotion of outdoor recreational and tourism destinations, as well as incubation of river and other outdoor related entrepreneurship in the Clinch River Valley. The purpose of this Request for Proposals is to identify an individual or organization to propose a plan for how best to create and implement the Clinch River Ecological Campus (CREC) in St. Paul, Virginia. See the following link for more information regarding the RFP.

The Friends of Southwest Virginia strongly encourages firms located outside of our region to submit proposals in response to the St. Paul, Virginia Ecological Campus Project.  The pre-submission RFP presentation scheduled for September 30, 2016 is designed to introduce both the project and the community to prospective entities interested in submitting a proposal.  Attendance at this event was listed as a requirement in the RFP.  In the interest of facilitating the involvement of firms located too far away to make physical attendance practical, the RFP review committee has agreed to provide access to the event electronically.  Please note, attendance at the pre-submission presentation either in person or electronically is still a requirement of this RFP.

Please RSVP for this event with Jeff Mansour at jmansour “at” and indicate whether you will be attending in person or electronically.  Connection instructions will be provided to those attending electronically.

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to go outside and enjoy the beautiful Clinch River!