Walk4Mountains is a group focused on providing support for those affected by breast cancer in Northern Virginia. Join the walk for either the 5 or the 10-mile loop or just enjoy the day long party.
Activities begin with the Opening Ceremony at 10 am, at 11 Spring Farm Rd, Lovettsville, VA 20180.
Live Music all day. Magnolias at the Mill will provide great food, Moo Thru Ice Cream will provide dessert, and drinks will be available for purchase from One Family Brewing and Endhardt Vineyards. Walk the route at your leisure – which may include as many breaks as you want– 5/10-mile route escorted by VA State Police.
Bring your own blankets and chairs and enjoy great food and drinks with your group to listen to the bands on the Green.
Registration ranges from $40 for individual walkers to $10 for breast cancer survivors.
Money raised will be divided among three local groups: Loudoun Breast Health Network, Step Sisters, and Our Perfect Warrior. These wonderful organizations help to pay bills, take care of children, do yard work, house cleaning, provide rides to chemotherapy – things that do not take care of themselves when you are sick.
For additional information and to register — https://walk4mountains.org/
Bring your family and friends to the Chapman DeMary Trail from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 for the annual Purcellville Green Expo called “Hail to the Trail”. This event is free and open to the public, and fun for families, students, and scouts. Come explore this 10-acre area which is considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town, meet local environmental experts, participate in fun hands-on activities to learn about nature and the environment, help plant trees, make nature art projects, listen to live music, learn about native plants and wildlife, and participate in the Town’s annual Arbor Day Celebration with recognition from the Virginia Department of Forestry for the annual Tree City USA designation.
Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a zoom class on the development process in Loudoun County.
Habitat loss resulting from the development of land for human use is the biggest threat to wildlife at the local level, and many of Loudoun Wildlife’s conservation efforts focus on minimizing the impact on wildlife from development projects. Effective advocacy for wildlife habitat depends upon understanding the process of building and development in the county. This second installment of the Advocacy 101 series covers the development process. Join Loudoun Wildlife on Zoom at 7:00 pm to learn about the process of development in Loudoun County, and what part YOU can play in protecting wildlife habitat.Connection information for this virtual presentation will be included in your confirmation email after you register. Registration required.
The Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance (BRCA) will hold its final quarterly education session on Thursday 10/27/22. Marie Uehling, who works with Jefferson County Vision, will provide an update on Rockwool and other heavy industry in Jefferson County, WV.This session will be on-line. Be sure to register in advance for this meeting at: bit.ly/3MtrHOM
Join The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) for a volunteer tree planting at Long Branch Farm on Monday, October 31. Volunteers will be needed for two shifts, one from 9am – 12pm and from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, to help plant 270 native trees and shrubs along Long Branch to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as part of PEC’s Potomac Planting Program!Volunteer activities include tree planting, which involves scalping (removing grass with a hoe), digging holes, planting, and pounding wooden stakes. This is a family-friendly event, and volunteers of all ages are welcome! Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is rain or shine. In the event of dangerous weather, PEC will reschedule the day’s planting. PEC will provide all of the necessary tools for planting, extra water, and snacks (no lunch will be provided – please pack your own). Volunteers are encouraged to wear boots or closed-toe shoes and clothing that they’re comfortable getting dirty. Please bring bottled water, sunscreen, and bug spray if needed. Terrain is mostly flat, with a short walk to the planting site. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your shift begins, as we will be conducting a brief training and walking to the site together!
My life odyssey has been a persistent search for truth, first through scientific understanding, and subsequently through an application of this understanding to the promotion of fairness and justice in human affairs.My search for scientific truth began as a plasma physicist employing my satellite-born instrumentation to study the relationship between the solar wind and the aurora Borealis/Australis. It matured as I managed research programs at EPA designed to provide sound science to inform political decision making in the public interest. Included was representing EPA on inter-agency working group’s that managed our national multi-billion-dollar acid rain and global climate change research programs and representing our nation’s environmental interests on delegations to international negotiations related to these issues.
Parallel to this striving to advance our formal scientific understanding of the natural and human-made world has been pursuing closeness with nature through high altitude expedition mountaineering to some of Earth’s highest summits, and an active role in leading national and regional environmental organizations in their efforts to protect and manage our important life-supporting resources.
Currently, in retirement, I chair the Conservation Committee of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and serve on the Steering Committee of the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance.