Important Upcoming Events

Environmental Justice for Union Hill
Come join concerned citizens to stand with Union Hill and Buckingham residents as they present the environmental justice issues to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Environmental Justice.  Wednesday, May 30, VCE Building, 13327 West James Anderson Highway, Buckingham.  Parking across the street at Maysville Baptist Church.  Agenda:  9-10 a.m. – tour of Union Hill (for Council members only).  Public portion of the meeting:   10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  There will only be 25 minutes from 11:35 for individuals to make public comments related directly to the ACEJ subcommittee report and the DEQ presentation on the permit for the Union Hill Compressor Station. After that, 12-1 in-council discussion on the subcommittee recommendations to the ACEJ. Lunch. Presentation. 1:50 -2:15 general public comment time.   Although, individuals from Union Hill have had the opportunity to speak with ACEJ subcommittee members, none of that was “on the record” of the ACEJ. So, if possible, during the 11:35a public comment time, it would be a gesture of solidarity to allow the folks from Union Hill to present first person and scientific evidence of water, air, historic cultural, erasures from FEIS, etc to get these points in the public record. 

There is no planned rally outside the Coop building, and we know there will be lots of allies who plan to stand in solidarity and to let the ACEJ know that they care deeply about environmental justice issues related to Union Hill.

Additional info here.

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.  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

An art exhibition JUM JIRAPAN, BOSSA NOVA Sidetracks Music – 310 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA. June 2 – 30, 2018 Art Opening & Pop Up Café – Saturday, June 2 from 2 to 5 PM.  The event benefits Friends of Nelson.