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SAVE-THE-DATE: The next CRVI meeting will be Thursday, May 18th, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the Dungannon Depot at 18933 Veterans Memorial Highway, Dungannon, VA 24245. After the meeting, there will be an optional hike to the waterfalls at Hanging Rock Recreation Area (about 2-3 hours) OR the Equestrian Trail (about 1-2 hours) both beginning at 3:00 pm. As always, children are welcome and light refreshments will be available (thanks to Mayor Horne and the Dungannon crew!). Please let us know if you will be able to join us at the next meeting by RSVPing by May 15 at the following link.
Clinch River News!
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
Apply by June 30 to be considered for technical assistance with the locally-led conservation and outdoor recreation project. The community assistance specialists in our Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program can help you to:
- Increase access to outdoor recreation and natural world;
- Improve community health with new opportunities for active living;
- Promote conservation and encourage stewardship of local resources;
- Benefit the local economy by improving quality of life;
- Connect youth to the outdoors and engage the next generation of conservation stewards; and
- Build partnerships that support your project’s success!
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Step right up! Applications are due by June 30th!