ASNV Advocates Strengthening Controls on Unowned Cats

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is actively promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), working with volunteers to trap feral cats, spay or neuter them, vaccinate them against rabies and distemper and give them a basic checkup, then eartipping and releasing them back to the location they were originally trapped.... Although this program may sound like a humane way to address a feral cat problem, it is not....

Reducing Salt

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is developing a salt management strategy to ultimately try to reduce the use of salt on pavements as a de-icing agent.  “. . . many of the nation’s rivers and streams are becoming saltier,” reported the January 9 Washington Post. 

Speak Out in Richmond

January 22

The 2018 General Assembly will convene on January 11 and adjourn by the end of February. The Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) will have a lobby day on January 22. In preparation for Conservation Lobby Day, Virginia Conservation Network will host a webinar during which experts will brief participants on the major issues anticipated in the 2018 session. The date for the webinar is still being determined.