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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 farm park near Browntown. 
    
Welcome to our online home!

     
 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Updated JULY 24

, 2016

   



AUGUST 1st CHAPTER MEETING  
  
  
Our next meeting is August 1, 2016. 
  

This is our annual election meeting

If you're interested on one of the four positions we elect, nominations will be accepted from the floor. The four positions are President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, and Treasurer.

FYI, the other seven positions on the board are appointed, subject to the approval of the membership. 

At the election meeting, the Nominating Committee will also present a slate of nominees for your consideration.

The menu and program are not yet set.

Hope to see y'all there!
  
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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SCIENCE FUN AT THE PARK

DO YOUR KIDS WONDER HOW
SCIENCE "WORKS?" 


Teacher/Chapter Member Ed Irre will prove that science can be fun Saturday, August 6th at 1:00 p.m. Both chapter members and the public are welcome, and it’s free.
  
Come out with your kid(s) (recommended ages 12 and up) to watch three demonstrations.

· First, Galileo’s experiments that led to an understanding of the properties of mass.

· Second, experiments with water showing how it’s connected to plants, and why ice is slippery.

· Third, what’s the difference between “temperature” and “heat?”

  
If you’d like to come out with your kid(s), call Ed at (540)636-2809 to reserve a seat and to get directions.


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AUGUST 16 BOARD MEETING

The Board will meet on August 16th 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.

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.
       
If you're 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!

   

   
Four 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.