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Volunteer Pipeline Visual Assessment Program

The Volunteer Pipeline Visual Assessment Program was developed by Trout Unlimited and West Virginia Rivers Coalition to support and train volunteer citizen observers to identify, document and report pollution incidents associated with large-scale pipeline development.

Through a series of free webinars, volunteers will learn about erosion control best management practices used in pipeline development, specific examples of pollution to look for, and how to best document those problems. After the webinar, volunteer observers will be able to report pollution incidents to TU and WV Rivers. To learn more, visit the program webpage.

To participate in the program, please register for one of our free webinar trainings.

Register for the webinar in the state you plan to monitor:

VA Specific Webinar: View Recorded Version Here.
WV Specific Webinar: Tuesday, March 27th — 7:00pm-8:30pm. Register here.

Sign up for a pipeline “Neighborhood Watch.”

Volunteers are needed to document tree clearing, erosion and sedimentation problems, stream crossings, and other impacts of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in our communities. Do not enter construction areas. If you see excessive runoff or damage to waterways due to construction activity please take photos and or video, document the date and time, and record the location data. Contact our monitoring coordinators with the form below.

Visit POWHR's Volunteer Sign-up Page

Donate to Support a Volunteer

Click Below to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Preserve Giles County Through Virginia Organizing. Select Preserve Giles County From the Drop-Down Menu.

Virginia Organizing is officially registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209. You can write to this Department for all relevant financial statements and procedures regarding the solicitation of contributions.