The Advocacy Committee will meet on May 22. Among other topics, we will learn how local governments made decisions on parks and hear from Samantha Hudson, a Fairfax County Park Authority planning staffer.
Elections are opportunities to elect conservation-minded officials. Both parties will hold a primary on June 13, 2017. For statewide offices, voters will choose nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor and many members of the House of Delegates.
In the April 5 and final session for 2016, the Virginia General Assembly considered Governor Terry McAuliffe’s amendments to and vetoes of various bills. Two final bills, now law, will make the Potomac River and others healthier for aquatic life, waterfowl, drinking water and recreation.
National Audubon urges members to contact Members of Congress and encourage them “to uphold and support America’s conservation programs.” Visit Action Audubon. National Audubon is also fighting efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. Info here.