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MVP Resistance Road Trip Arrives in Newport

This May 15-21, students from all across Virginia will be driving along the proposed route of the pipeline to see the effects of natural gas infrastructure first hand and to get to know the people it will be impacting.

Join us Tuesday May 17th as we welcome the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition to Newport for a rally and community potluck dinner. Dinner will start at 6:00. Please arrive at 4:00 PM to show support and bring a dish to share! FB event:



Join Us on Saturday, March 21st at Noon at the Corner of North Main Street and College Avenue in Blacksburg in Opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline!

Come join students and community members of the Blacksburg and New River Valley area in resistance to this project which threatens the health and integrity of our social and environmental well-being.

Until the MVP is IN the ground, we all have a chance to keep it OUT of the ground. Let's stand together to achieve this goal!

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/424476844394958/

Sponsored by the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, New River Valley Sierra Club, Preserve the NRV, Preserve Montgomery County, Preserve Giles County, Virginians for Equality and Sensible Laws, Organizing for Action, Mothers Against Pipelines, and the Environmental Coalition at VT.


Preserve Giles County hosted a fundraiser Sunday, March 8 at the Newport Recreation Center. Sarah Lee Guthrie, the daughter of Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of Woody Guthrie, performed for us at our inaugural fundraising event. Kat Mills opened the show, and Preserve Giles staff was on hand to provide information and letter writing assistance before the show. It was was a huge success!! It was a great evening of community and coming together, and we are honored to have the Woody Guthrie legacy of social justice on our side. 

Stay tuned for more upcoming events, including film screenings, concerts, information sessions and letter writing workshops, this spring.

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