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Native Plant Rescue for Nelson Landowners on ACP Route

June 2 - June 3

Native Plant Rescues for Landowners on the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route in Nelson County, June 2-3, 2018

Blackberry Botanicals (BB) in conjunction with United Plant Savers is in the process of coordinating several plant rescue operations due to the destruction imminent in the path of several fracked gas pipelines that are slated to come through West Virginia and Virginia. On June 2-3, 2018, they will meet with interested landowners to walk the proposed pipeline route located on their property to identify and mark native medicinal plants.

Once the plants have been identified and marked, we will organize several scheduled volunteer rescue days over the course of the summer. During these digs, native medicinal plants will be carefully and sustainably harvested from their current location and either planted on the landowners property (outside of the proposed pipeline route) or will be safely transplanted to another local plant sanctuary or to the United Plant Savers Sanctuary in Ohio.

A training session in Nelson County was recorded and is available on YouTube:  Part 1 and Part 2.

If you are a landowner and would like to participate in having plants saved or if you would like to be a volunteer please contact Sara Agelasto at sagelasto@gmail.com.

For more info on Blackberry Botanicals send email blackberrybotanical@gmail.com.


June 2
June 3


Blackberry Botanicals
United Plant Savers


Friends of Nelson welcomes event listings from all related groups who are working to oppose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.  To have your event listed on our calendar, please contact us at friendsofnelsonweb@gmail.com.