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For 87 years, the WARREN COUNTY CHAPTER has worked to protect our natural resources in Virginia's Northern Shenandoah Valley.
    
Warren County is our primary membership area, but we maintain a waiting list of applicants from adjoining counties.
    
Our MISSION is "...to strive for the purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of land and its resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space; to the preservation of the heritage and to man's sharing in it."
    
We do this in a fun, family-friendly environment from a beautiful 120 year-old, 155-acre farm park near Browntown. 
    
Check out our Facebook page for late-breaking news. 

Welcome to our online home!

     
 

WARREN COUNTY CHAPTER - 
IWLA
P.O. BOX 556 - 
FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Updated SEPTEMBER 24

, 2016

   



KIDS ARCHERY

REMINDER!
Members: Bring your kids, grand kids, yo' own self, etc. out to the Park on Sunday, September 25th to learn archery. All equipment, and instruction by our Archery Team (Beth and Stacy) will be available.
  
They'll be there from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
  
Members and their families are welcome. Age is generally 5-  and up. Any adults out there who want to learn - or get back into - archery?


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OCT 3rd CHAPTER MEETING  
  
  
We'll post the program and menu when they're known.

It'll be a bit cooler in early October. A good chance to see Fall coming along in the mountains.

Hope to see y'all again at the October meeting!

  
Between Chapter meetings, you're also welcome to attend the Board meetings at the County Government Center on the third Tuesday of each month.


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ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC 9/18

Sunday, September 18th we held our Annual Family Picnic. The Chapter provided the  fried chicken and drinks. Members brought a side dish, salad or dessert.

It was the last week of summer, and the weather was perfect!
  
Did you come out and share it in the Park? If not, why not?



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SEPTEMBER 20 BOARD MEETING

The Board will meet on September 20th at the Warren County Government Center. 
Our board meetings are usually held the third Tuesday of each month.
  
If these meetings sound less than interesting, maybe you haven't been to one. There's plenty of room, for both you and for your ideas on how to keep our Chapter the best in the League. You - and your input on Chapter issues - are always welcome.

If an issue comes up that can't wait for the Board meeting, call Rich Crawford or another Board member.


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ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE

ALERT! Our Conservation Chair, Herschel Finch has been following recent developments on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline issue and how it could impact our own Shenandoah River. Link to his article below.
  
Guidance on how to respond, along with a framework of ideas, is on our chapter Facebook page. Click on the link to our Facebook page about 15 lines down this page.
  
The Shenandoah Riverkeeper has highlighted this issue, and we all should be aware of what is being proposed. If you need more info, or guidance on how you can make your opinion known, call Herschel.

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CONCEALED CARRY TRAINING

Chapter Member (and Certified Instructor) Buz Grover offered handgun/self defense training on June 12 at the Chapter Park. Great training, and useful even if you already have a permit. Or just how to be less of a victim in a tense situation.  
        
More info is on the Chapter's 
facebook page.
       
Anyone who's interested in a follow-on class, let Buz know.




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We're on Facebook. This web page gets updated every few weeks. Our Facebook page gets updated much more often. Check it out, bookmark it, and maybe even "like" it. Here's the link:
 

If you need help getting online, accessing our Facebook page or receiving FB notifications, ask your grandkids!



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LITTER PICK-UP SUNDAYS!
   

   
Three times a year, Anti-litter chair Dennis Mosher leads an enthusiastic group of volunteers in picking up trash from Browntown Road and Happy Creek. Sometimes, not enough people show up. For the next pickup, let's turn out a crowd! The more people we have, the quicker it'll go. 
   
Call Dennis at (540) 635-3559 to volunteer for the next litter pickup. Or JUST SHOW UP!  
 Let's get lots of volunteers out to spread the work!


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SHOOTERS
  
Please keep in mind that the Grounds Crew is working all over the park from about 8:00 a.m. to about 2:00 p.m. every Friday of the year.
  
Crew members may be working on the trails around the range.
  
Please schedule your range time outside these hours. Unless you absolutely have to shoot on Friday mornings, pick another day.
  
When there's shooting going on, the Grounds Crew is prevented from working in about ¼ of the Park. If you can't resist, please advise Gene Mathews that you will be shooting, so that he can schedule work away from the areas near the range.
 


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BLAZE ORANGE
  
There may be shooting (firearms or archery) in the Park just about any time of the year, especially during hunting season.
  
Spring gobbler season starts in early April, so be especially careful!
  
VDGIF advises wearing blaze orange in the woods . . . in or out of hunting season. It's the law for hunters, and not bad advice for all of us whether hunting or not. Without it, you might just disappear!
   
Blaze orange is not just for hunters. Dress defensively. When you're in the woods, wear blaze orange to be safe and be seen.