Now that the Legislative Session is behind us we have returned to a bi-monthly newsletter. We hope that you will sign up for alerts and newsletters from our member groups to help you stay informed. There is no shortage of events and actions to take to help protect our environment!
Next up is our first in a series of town halls with the WV Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Advocate’s office. Please join us via Zoom on Thursday, June 17 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM to ask a question or discuss any concern you may have, or just listen in to the conversation. The town hall is open to the public but registration is required.
The Environmental Advocate’s office “provides daily assistance to the public. The Environmental Advocate handles telephone requests or complaints on the office’s toll-free telephone. Requests for assistance can include questions about the public comment process; how to appeal agency decisions; how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request; and the best method for getting agency attention for a community problem.” (from dep.wv.gov). Please go here to register for next week’s meeting.
In other news, we are excited that Hannah King, our outreach coordinator and lobbyist, will monitor legislative interims and represent the WVEC throughout the rest of 2021! It has been a long-term WVEC goal to have a year-round staff person and we are so fortunate to have Hannah on board. This would not be possible without your donations and the support of our membership groups. To renew your membership or make a donation, please go here.
As the world continues to reopen we hope to see you at our annual meeting on Saturday, October 9 at Coonskin Park in Charleston. Please save the date! This year’s event will be held in hybrid format so you can choose between attending in person or virtually. More details to come!
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