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POSTPONED – The Defenders – Installation and Unveiling

September 16, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The installation and unveiling of the Defenders sculpture, scheduled for 1:30-3:00 at Rockfish Valley Foundation, has been postponed because of potential bad weather.

Stay tuned for the new date – and stay safe!

September 16th, 2018,

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Rockfish Valley Foundation,  1368 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958 – The Defenders – installation and unveiling.  The Defenders is the 8-foot tall 8-foot wide  anti-pipeline sculpture created by Mark Schwenk and Cheryl Langlais of Berkeley Springs West Virginia.

Members of the public are cordially invited to the unveiling of  The Defenders sculpture being installed in Nelson County along Rt 151 next to the  Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center at 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway in Nellysford. This is the first of a series of 5 installations sites with public events along the proposed pipeline paths. The Installation Celebration will begin at 1:30 pm and last until 3:00 pm on Sunday September 16. Take your selfie with THE DEFENDERS and post on your face book page!

Mark and Cheryl have donated all their time and will be present to discuss their work. The sponsors and several local dignitaries will also make remarks. Bring your children and enjoy Spruce Creek Park and its children’s nature trail along with the Natural History Center exhibits. Light refreshments.

Event sponsored by Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, Friends of Nelson, and Rockfish Valley Foundation.


September 16, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Rockfish Valley Foundation
1368 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958 United States
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(434) 361-0271


Rockfish Valley Foundation
Climate Action Alliance of the Valley
Friends of Nelson


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