Upcoming Events from the WV Rivers Coalition

March 23: Conversation on Headwaters

WV Rivers has finished its community conversations in Mon Forest Towns about recreation opportunities in the Monongahela National Forest. The message was loud and clear: ensure our tradition of pure, pristine Mon Forest headwaters now and for future generations. On March 23 at 7 pm, WV Rivers needs your input on how best to protect these headwaters and your concerns about any headwaters policy. Bring your questions and concerns. Sign up for your place in the conversation.

March 25:  Inflation Reduction Act Roadshow

Join the WV Rivers Coalition Saturday, March 25, at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling, WV, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Learn how individuals, municipalities, and organizations in West Virginia can benefit from millions of dollars of investments contained in the Inflation Reduction Act. Last summer, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act. The IRA includes historic investments in clean energy, energy efficiency and community development initiatives. Learn from experts from around the state about how you can put these investments to use for your home and community.

Webinar recordings: What is Blue Hydrogen? 

As industry and political interests in using hydrogen as a fuel source increase, it is crucial to understand the risks to our public and environmental health. While there are many ways to make hydrogen fuel, one process gaining traction in our state is called “blue hydrogen,” — which uses natural gas fracking to bring together methane and water to produce hydrogen with a carbon by-product, which is then captured and stored. Before West Virginia volunteers to be the next “hydrogen hub,” we must consider the potential impacts on our communities. Watch WV Rivers Coalition’s webinar recording.

Webinar recordings: Four Facts and Three Concerns about YOUR West Virginia Public Lands. 

Catch up on WV Rivers Coalition’s February 16 public lands webinar. Mike Jones, Public Lands Campaign Coordinator, offered some trivia and information about policy issues regarding local, state and national public lands. Learn how to get involved to ensure non-motorized recreation is available for ALL on our Wild and Wonderful public lands: Watch the webinar here.

Webinar Recording: Methane, Climate Change and Proposed EPA Regulations

Over half of West Virginians live within a mile of an active oil and gas well. Methane and other toxic pollution from oil and gas systems pose health risks to the public and worsen climate change. Learn more about the public health and climate impacts of methane pollution in WV Rivers Coalition’s webinar.

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