Check out the calendar below for exciting events in Southwest VA.
Save-the-date for the next CRVI general meeting, which will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Critterville Park in Richlands. Please join us for a tour of Critterville Park, to learn about water quality and downtown revitalization programs, and about the VA Scenic River program. Please RSVP for the Sept. 12 meeting here by Sept. 8. The address for Critterville Park / Williams Field is
315-1311 Farmer St, Richlands, VA 24641, and a map is available at this link: https://goo.gl/maps/tXLch5LoGdr
The rain location (which will be announced via email if the meeting will be moved due to rain) is: Richlands Town Recreation Park, Virginia Ave Ext , Richlands, VA 24641, Richlands, VA 24641, (276) 964-2599 and a map is available at: https://g.co/kgs/2Q5TsS
Clinch River News!
Join us at the High Knob Naturalist Rally!
The Clinch Coalition invites you to attend the 11th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally on Saturday, September 30th. It will take place at High Knob Lake, near Norton, VA. Beginning at 9:30 am, the day will be full of fun and educational hikes, workshops, and activities highlighting the unique ecology of the High Knob region. Lunch is provided by The Clinch Coalition at no charge. Bring your own chairs, and join us up on the Knob on Saturday, Sept 30th for a fun filled day for the whole family! This event is free and family friendly.
You can find out more online at www.clinchcoalition.net or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinch River Ecological Campus
The vision for CREC is to develop a campus, intimately connected to the Clinch River, which offers one-of-a-kind opportunities for ecological education and research, while fostering innovation and economic revitalization in the heart of the Appalachian coalfields.
Check out the business plan for the Clinch River Ecological Campus by clicking the picture below.
Tastes of the Clinch
A joint effort between the Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI) and the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority (HOA) is now underway. Together, we will work to highlight the many locally owned restaurants along the path of the Clinch River. A tear-off map of the Clinch River Valley, including canoe/kayak put-in and take-out points (with GPS coordinates) along the River and the location of our locally owned eateries has been created, and will be available at the following locations: each of the restaurants on the map, other local businesses, and at our Visitors Center in St. Paul. Click on the map to enlarge and save it to your computer. It also may be downloaded from the Heart of Appalachia website.
Take the 2017 Virginia Outdoors Survey!
Since the 1970s, the Virginia Outdoors Survey (VOS) has been conducted as a random survey of Virginia residents. The survey assesses the popularity and needs for outdoor recreation facilities across the commonwealth. For the first time, the 2017 survey is open to the general public. The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you and anyone you wish to share the link with to take the 2017 Virginia Outdoors Survey. The online survey will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 24.
Click the link for the survey: https://csr.coopercenter.org/DCR2017CS