Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia

Walking the Line, June 17 – July 1, 2017, Highland, Bath Augusta, Nelson & Buckingham Counties

A walk of Resistance and CELEBRATION along the proposed fracked-gas pipeline (ACP) path. See for yourself what is on the line- The forest habitats, mountains, farms and homes that are in danger of irreversible destruction.

Everyone is welcome! The more the merrier!

Starting in Highland County, we will follow as close as possible to the proposed path for 150 miles (1st leg) – Through Bath, Augusta and Nelson Co, and into the heart of Virginia; Buckingham County- the site of the proposed toxin-emitting Compression Station.

Our vision is for this to be a celebratory, peaceful walk of resistance, to share the stories of the communities and the beauty of the landscape that would be impacted, to raise awareness and help ensure that these ill-conceived plans do not come to fruition.

There are many ways to get involved- Full and partial walks, day hikes, events, sponsorship, and plenty of other ways to support the walkers if you aren’t able to join the walk yourself.  Go to the Walking the Line Web page for more information.

And be sure to check out the video of “Sow Em on the Mountain”!

Multiple events are planned in conjunction with Walking the Line.

First, Paint the Line! Making Art for Walking the Line at Community Bikes on Friday, May 19 – Noon to 3pm. Community Bikes 405 Avon St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902.  A gathering to make signs, banners and art of all stripes to support Walking the Line Into the Heart of Virginia: A Two Week Walk along the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline Route, June 17th- July 2nd. Some supplies will be on site as well as some facts to help spin into imagery, but any materials and ideas you bring are welcome. If you have a moment to drop off some cardboard off and say hello to us, that’s cool too. Your support makes a difference. Please shout this out and share this with friends.

Tuesday May 23, 2017,  Walking the Line – Walk Update and Social Gathering 7:30-9:00 pm. Three Notch’d Brewing Company, 946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903   Join us, for a walk update and social gathering for everyone coming on the walk, interested in finding out more, or supporting Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia…as we countdown to Day One, on Saturday, June 17!  We’ll have detailed route updates, so that you can see when and where we’ll be heading, on this 150 mile pilgrimage into the heart of Virginia, as well as information about the planned stops and events along the ‘line,’ such as the Walking the Line Celebration Concert in Staunton on Friday, June 23.

Walking the Line, June 17 – July 1, 2017, Highland, Bath Augusta, Nelson & Buckingham Counties.  The walk itself – see above.

Friday June 23, 2017, The Celebration Concert, 6:00-9:00 pm, Sunspots Pavilion, 202 Lewis Street, Staunton, VA 24401 Welcome the walkers from “Walking the Line: Into the Heart of Virginia” to a family style concert with Laurie Lichtenwalner, Boxcar Speakeasy, Rick Olivarez Trio and more. Rain or shine with tents and chairs for our audience with reservations. Food from The Saucy Bird and The Dirty Bean.  Tickets are free, but donations to support the work and the musicians are welcome. Doors open 5:30 pm.  We will film the second version of our Sow Em on the Mountain song video at the Celebration Concert.   More info here.

Sunday June 25, 2017, noon-7:00 pm, Seven Arrows Brewery, 2508 Jefferson Hwy, Waynesboro VA.  No Pipeline Concert.  Free, family friendly.  Music by The Cross Eyed Cats, The Findells, and Charlottesville Community Drum Choir.