Protecting Our Rivers Conference


September 17, 2001
Protecting Our Rivers Conference, Sept 22:

Clinch Holston Powell    -     Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, 9:00 a.m. to  5:30 p.m Mountain Empire Community College Goodloe Center, Big Stone Gap, Virginia

With Guest Speaker Va. State Delegate Bud Phillips and Featuring:
      -Clean Water Act - Danielle Droitsch, Tennessee Clean Water Network & Dr. Richard Roth, Radford University Professor
      -Horse logging practices - Jason Rutledge, Healing Harvest Forest Foundation
      -Biodiversity -  Bill Kittrell, The Nature Conservancy & Mike Pinder, Va. Dept. of    Game and Inland Fisheries
      -Guest River Restoration Project - Project Coordinator Toby Edwards
      -Non Point Source Pollution - Debbie Hubbs & Shannon O'Quinn, TVA
      -Citizens' Water Quality Monitoring - Brian Schmidt, Friends of the South Fork of the Holston
      - Scenic Rivers Initiative - Dodd Galbreath, Tennessee Dept. of
Environment &   Conservation
      -River Based Businesses -Thomas Horsch, Adventure Damascus
      -Mining Impacts - Janice Nease, Coal River Mountain Watch; Richard
Davis, DMME;   & Jeff Linkenholder, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
      -Sustainable Forestry - Harry Groot, Next Generation Woods, Inc.
      -Farming and Agriculture - Local farmer Buddy Thomas, Gene Harris, NRCS, & Sally     Causey, Rural Resources
      -Darrell Mullins, Lonesome Pine Soil & Water Conservation Office - Illegal Dumping
      -Brad Stallard, Wise County Health Dept. - Alternative Sewage Systems

Upper Tennessee River Roundtable to meet following lunch from 12:30 to 1:30

A project of the Coalition for Jobs and the Environment

Call Carol Green @ 540-328-1000 for more information or [email protected]


REGISTRATION FORM - Protecting Our Rivers Conference Registration Deadline: Sept. 19 ($15 at the door)

Name(s) of those attending__________________________________________________

Mailing Address__________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________ Email____________________
Amt. Enclosed
($10.00 each) $________

Would you like to bring a display (and table) to the conference?
_____ No

Make check payable to Coalition for Jobs and the Environment and mail to:
Wise County Clean Team, P.O. Box 570, Wise, VA 24293

Lunch not guaranteed if you do not pre-register.  Please do so early!!

September 17, 2001
2.  ANNOUNCEMENT - PITCH IN - In Briceville- Volunteers Needed for Bank Stabilization Work:

Volunteers are needed to work on a bank stabilization project in Briceville on three consecutive Saturdays (Sept. 22, Sept. 29, and Oct. 6).  As described in newspaper articles at...,,,, and,

We will meet at Briceville School at 8:00 am on each workday.  Check out one of the above links for details.  Also, we will start work on Friday, September 21 at 9:00 am so tasks will be ready for all who show up on Saturday, Sept. 22.  Any brave souls willing to start work on Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:00 am will be welcome.

For more information, visit one of the links above or contact Barry Thacker at [email protected].

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