Climate change and the Allegheny Highlands: What’s at stake, what’s at risk, and what are our choices?

earth-newThe Allegheny Highlands includes on its eastern edge Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park – and the magnificent Monongahela and George Washington National Forests, and much more.

For generations, an intricate web of life based on the Highlands’ high-mountain climate has been central to the region’s vibrant forestry, agricultural, recreation, and hospitality economy. Climate change impacts are already affecting temperatures, precipitation, weather, growing seasons, streams, forests, plants, animals and humans – and future impacts will be severe, unless global warming is reined in.

 

Event Details

Who: Brian Bellew, staffer with Friends of Blackwater, an environmental and conservation organization headquartered in Davis, WV, will present a program that highlights the scientific research presented at a June 2014 conference at Blackwater Falls State Park featuring a dozen experts. Les Grady, Climate Action Alliance of the Valley member, will also talk about the effects of climate change on our bird population.

When: Tuesday, May 19th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Where: Massanutten Regional Library, 174 S. Main St, Harrisonburg, VA

Contact Joni Grady 540-209-9198 for more information

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press
augusta free press news