The public is invited to join the Greenbrier River Watershed Association at The Wild Bean in Lewisburg on Friday, June 5, at 8:30 p.m. for their GRWA Benefit and Fundraiser to raise awareness about the proposed pipelines. There will be live music including local favorite Dave Buhrman as well as The Mojo Sisters. Suggested donation is $7 at the door.
Meanwhile, there are local opposition groups in full swing. Preserve Monroe has launched an online fundraising tool to raise money for an expanded public awareness campaign at indigogo.com titled Preserve Monroe. Preserve Greenbrier County as started an online petition with MoveOn.org to protect Greenbrier River titled Save our longest untamed river, The Greenbrier.
Upcoming Community Meetings include:
• Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m. – “In the Hills and Hollows” documentary trailer and discussion with filmmaker Keely Kernan. Casasanta, 122 North Court Street, Lewisburg. The film documents the lives of rural West Virginian communities, steeped in history and heritage, facing an uncertain future as the gas boom transforms their rural community into an industrial zone. For more info contact KeelyKernan@gmail.com.
• Wednesday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. – Summers County Residents Against the Pipeline (SCRAP) will hold their regular meeting at the corner Episcopal Church in Hinton.
• Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. – Community Meeting about the Mountain Valley Pipeline at the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department Fire Hall, Rt. 20, Wallace, WV. For more information contact Autumn Long 304-796-4677.
• Sunday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Preserve Monroe Fundraising Concert at Salt Sulphur Springs.
To learn more about communities organized in opposition to the ACP and MVP contact one of these groups: Preserve Greenbrier County, Summers County Residents Against the Pipeline, Preserve Monroe, Mountain Lakes Preservation Society, or Doddridge County Watershed Association.
Call Elise at 304-207-1150 for more information about these community meetings.