Perhaps you’re wondering what’s the latest in regards to the Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline and my involvement in the efforts to STOP the Pipeline. Whether you wanted to know or not, I’m writing to share some details.
First, we enjoyed the Flatline the Pipeline Music and Arts Festival which was held at our farm early in June. (Photos here) Because of the success of the event, there is now one planned for Saturday, September 26th at Washington Park in Roanoke! Keep posted to the Flatline the Pipeline Facebook Community Page for band updates and vendor information. PLUS – there is an upcoming community meeting in downtown Roanoke – if you’ve wanted to learn more about the issues surrounding the proposed MVP, this is a great opportunity to get informed and meet others within the community who are concerned. Community Meeting information here.
Secondly, I am now working part-time as a VA Community Organizer for the non-profit organization The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League (aka BREDL). I began in early July and am enjoying the work – supporting communities and helping to further their efforts to protect the environment, especially with a current focus on stopping the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline.
And lastly, there has been a variety of media coverage of our family’s involvement in the efforts to STOP the proposed pipeline (see Roanoke Times article here and a great write up on “Storypike” here) as well as other public efforts I’ve been a part of including this News Coverage (from photo above).
The work has been time-consuming, but rewarding. Between the relationships formed with new folks and the connectedness that grows in a community, I feel humbled and blessed to be a voice crying out in the wilderness.