Region: Virginia

Virginia Organizing

“Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, Virginia Organizing strives to get them to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.”

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Virginia Wilderness Committee

“Our mission is to: -permanently protect the best of Virginia’s wild places for future generations, -foster understanding and appreciation of Wilderness, and, -promote enjoyment and stewardship of our last remaining wildlands. Organized in 1969, VWC works closely with the congressional delegation from Virginia to pass federal legislation under the 1964 Wilderness Act, which provides permanent protection to outstanding wild areas on public land in Virginia. VWC has been instrumental passing legislation that designated all existing wilderness areas in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests and in Shenandoah National Park. “

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Virginians For Wilderness

Articles and links related to protecting Virginia’s wilderness. “The goal of Virginians for Wilderness is not only setting aside pristine areas for protection, but also treatment of every acre of land and every trickle of water as sacred – and this includes places where people live as well as untrammeled nature.”

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