Thanks to all of you for attending the Clinch River Valley Initiative meeting and float trip on May 8th in Dungannon! Photos are on the CRVI Facebook page.

Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI) Strategic Plan Facilitation RFP

CRVI is looking at options for long-term sustainability as recent funding has expired. See the RFP for specific strategic planning facilitation at this link: http://friendsofswva.org/…/clinch-river-valley-initiative-…/

 

Environmental Education Curriculum Guide 

The CRVI Environmental Education Action Team, in partnership with Friends of Southwest Virginia and with funding by the Virginia Environmental Endowment, has produced a curriculum guide for educators across the Clinch River Valley and beyond. Teach The Clinch takes both newly-developed and "tried and true" science curricula and adapts them to the Clinch River Valley, using the watershed's unique organisms and ecosystems to introduce broader scientific concepts to students. Teach The Clinch was composed by Carol Doss and Christopher Anama-Green with guidance from action team members and provides curricula that can be used both in K-12 educators' classrooms and at the new Clinch River Ecological Center in St. Paul. The guide is free and can be viewed and downloaded at http://teachtheclinch.com

Check out the new "Tastes of the Clinch" map! It highlights locally owned restaurants and access points to the river. More information can be found under "Events and News" and at the Heart of Appalachia website.

Celebrations for the induction of Honaker, Tazewell, Dante, Richlands, and Cedar Bluff into Hometowns of the Clinch will be coming soon!