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Climate Campaign launched

Preserve Floyd returned to the Floyd Town Council on July 6, 2017, with a formal request for Mayor Griffin to join the National Climate Action Agenda, the “Mayor’s Movement,” a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support measures to combat global warming. Preserve Floyd presented a 7-page community choice resolution which detailed a comprehensive agenda for local action. In support, a petition with 100 signatures was presented to the council.

Nationwide, aproximately 338 mayors have agreed to participate in this crucial action.

Today’s request by Preserve Floyd is just the first step in a series of more comprehensive ordinances that will continue to support a smooth transition to renewable energy as well as providing protection for Floyd’s unique and fragile water system.

J.L. Fogo, co-chair of Preserve Floyd, pointed out: “Given that we are located on the continental divide, Continue reading Climate Campaign launched

Climate solidarity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2017

On April 29, 2017, Preserve Floyd held a solidarity demonstration with the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC. Though it was planned as a sister march with those marching in DC, Floyd County also demonstrated strong support for those in the region still facing the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the affected landowners violated by survey activity which is unrelenting despite their protests.

Mary Beth Coffey, a landowner from Bent Mountain whose home and property is threatened by the proposed MVP, brought her easement paperwork with her to the demonstration. Surrounded by Floyd County allies who held signs saying: “No Pipeline, No Trespassing, No Surveying,” she lit it on fire as everyone cheered.

This action was inspired by Richard Averitt, from Nelson County, VA who is fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). He is challenging

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Community Meeting: Sunday, Dec. 14th at the June Bug Center

Please join us for a gathering that is sure to be filled with creative, unexpected twists and turns and a rousing group of active citizens.
 

Preserve Floyd: Citizens Preserving Floyd County will host a community meeting at the June Bug Center on Sunday, December 14 from 3-5 PM.

Please join us to explore how we can preserve, protect and enhance the environment of Floyd County, how we can proactively work together to address any future threats that might come our way, and how we can support our friends and neighbors in surrounding counties in their work to keep the dangerous and unwelcome Mountain Valley Pipeline out of their communities.

Citizens Preserving Floyd County is a grassroots community endeavor that intends to listen, respond to and participate with the citizens of Floyd. We want to hear your ideas for the future. We want your voices in the mix and your presence at the table. We’d love your help if you have volunteer time you’d like to offer!

We intend to foster discussion about how we can continue to PRESERVE FLOYD and also help to Preserve Roanoke County, Preserve the NRV, Preserve Franklin, Preserve Giles, Preserve Pittsylvania, Preserve Montgomery, Preserve Virginia and West Virginia and safeguard our resources as a global community.
NOT IN OUR WATERSHED.WHAT WE STAND ON IS WHAT WE STAND FOR.

COMMUNITY IS STRONGER THAN CORPORATIONS.

STOP THE PIPELINES!

Sunday, December 14 from 3-5 PM at The June Bug Center. 

We hope very much to see you there.

You can RSVP to the event and find more information HERE.

First Floyd meeting

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CPFC pipeline meeting July 17, 2014 at the Floyd Country Store. (Photo by Larry Tueller).

An overflow crowd came out Thursday July 17 to the Floyd Country store to hear a briefing and express views about the Mountain View Pipeline proposal recently floated by a Pittsburg-based company EQT.

News coverage included the Floyd Press article by Wanda Combs and the Blue Ridge Muse article by Doug Thompson.