This year’s Annual Gathering is themed for lovers of nature and the outdoors of Virginia. Hike to Buzzard Rock, enjoy a bird walk, take the outings leader training (OLT101), or simply stroll around Caroline Furnace’s (www.carolinefurnace.org) 300 acres in beautiful George Washington National Forest, about two hours from Washington. The keynote speaker will be Martha C. Bogle, Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, NPS, and we are also honored to welcome Joe Elton, Virginia State Parks Director. Of course on Saturday night, you will want to get down and boogie with musical entertainment by the Gabby Haze Band! As always, we will bring you an exciting array of speakers and special guests, demonstrations and workshops to learn about Virginia’s current environmental campaigns and issues.
Accommodations include cabin bunk beds with mattresses (bath houses are nearby) or tent camping. Meals are included for all day Saturday, with breakfast and lunch on Sunday; Friday we’ll have a Happy Hour with light refreshments and snacks in the evening. For more information about cost and registration see http://action.sierraclub.org/site/Calendar?id=165621&view=Detail.
To further our Virginia Outdoor theme, we are asking folks to Share Your Favorite Piece of Virginia at http://content.sierraclub.org/mypieceofamerica/. Virginia’s has the most amazing places from the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. What is yours?
For questions or more information, contact Melissa Stephens ([masked],[masked] x112).