West Virginia Environmental Council Fall 2009 Convention

Starting Date: 09-25-2009
Ending Date: 09-27-2009

Holly Grey Park
Sutton, West Virginia
United States
Join America's #1 Populist Jim Hightower
At WVEC's Annual Fall Conference
It's Our 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, September 25th – Sunday, September 27th
Holly Gray Park, Sutton WV (Braxton County) – Exit # 67 off I 79

Please join us as we celebrate our 20-year history and build from it to pass strong environmental policy in 2010. Founded in 1989 to be the legislative arm for the environmental movement in West Virginia, WVEC now marks 20 years of policy work at the legislature as we continue to be your voice at the capitol.

Conference will feature: * Key-note address- by JIM HIGHTOWER, nationally known progressive commentator and co-Editor of America's hottest newsletter, the Hightower Lowdown. We expect to hold a Friday evening reception for Jim. And Saturday morning Mr. Hightower will deliver the Keynote Address for our 20th birthday celebration!

* The best of West Virginia’s environmental movement as we hold educational workshops on top issues, and organizing training to help improve the effectiveness of your organization; Setting our 2010 Legislative Priorities – incorporate your voice into our organization through discussions and electing representatives of the regions in WV to our Board of Directors; Saturday evening offers a panel of our founders discussing the fascinating history of WVEC.

* The weekend will have it’s fun, too: Our traditional Silent Auction (bring a contribution or two and be prepared to outbid your friends of course); Booths on environmental issues / Artists / Green Businesses; Recreational Outings as we enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Holly Gray Park, fishing lessons and more; Saturday Night Birthday Bash (musicians to be announced).

Please come out to build your connection with the statewide environmental movement in WV, your organization's connection with our lobbying resources - and simply have a great time with our most special guest, Jim Hightower!

Registration: Only $15 adult / $10 seniors, students, low income. Youth ages 12 and under receive free registration.

Sleeping accommodations: On-site - includes bunk beds in cabins ($10 per night) and unlimited camping ($5 per tent, per night).

Please see the registration form at www.wvecouncil.org . Cost details and off-site accommodations in the area are listed on the registration form.

Meals: Breakfasts Saturday & Sunday: $5 each
Lunches Saturday & Sunday: $5 each
Saturday night dinner – Pot Luck … Please brings a dish to share.
The full Agenda for the weekend will be sent out and posted on our website in August as details are completed. Please stay tuned ……

Download Registration form here.
Geographical Scope: State

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