Get Ready for the State Legislature

State legislators are now getting their bills ready for the 2018 General Assembly to convene in Richmond in January.  You might want to suggest some bills to your state delegate or senator.

In preparation for the 2018 session, the Virginia Conservation Network and its partners (ASNV is a partner) will host a preview of what’s ahead for our natural landscapes and resources.  Anyone interested in getting more involved in Virginia’s conservation community is invited to learn about priority environmental topics and to discuss advancing policy in the upcoming legislative session.

Registration is now open for the General Assembly Preview, December 2nd

General Assembly Preview
The Frontier Project  |  Richmond, VA
+ 4 regional locations (see below)

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Tickets $15  |  Register today!

Questions? Contact Sheri Wood at

In order to better accommodate Virginians who live outside of the Richmond region, there will be four “watch parties,” in addition to the Richmond, in-person event. The watch parties will take place at the same time in Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Virginia Beach and Warrenton.

The Richmond event will take place at The Frontier Project, 3005 West Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23230, not the Virginia State Capitol, due to renovations at the General Assembly Building. 

Coffee and light breakfast will be served at all locations. All attendees will also receive a copy of the 2017 Environmental Briefing Book. Attendees at all locations will have the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of each panel and to participate in the regional breakout about next steps.


8:30 – 8:50 a.m.   Sign-in / light breakfast and coffee
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.   Welcome
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.   Healthy Rivers panel
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.   Green Communities panel
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.   Break
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.   Clean Energy panel
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.   Regulatory rollbacks
12:00 – 12:05 p.m.   Next steps / get involved
12:05 – 12:30 p.m.   Regional conversations

Additional information about regional watch parties:

Fredericksburg Watch Party
Hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR)
FOR’s office: 3219 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Roanoke Watch Party
Hosted by Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
SERCAP’s office: 347 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Virginia Beach Watch Party
Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW and Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Exact location to be determined

Warrenton Watch Party
Hosted by Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC)
PEC's headquarters: 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20186

Info: and Kelley Galownia, Communications Manager, Virginia Conservation Network; Phone: (804)644-0283