SVN and its partners are engaged in a range of regional issues that threaten our natural and historic resources, rural economy and traditional communities and landscapes.
Two state agencies have launched a study to evaluate plans for a large scale poultry litter-to-energy power station in the Shenandoah Valley as a means to meet Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay water quality requirements.
The Network opposes plans for an $11.4 billion widening of I-81 to eight or more lanes, funded by tolls. We support affordable, lower-impact improvements, within the existing roadway, to address safety and congestion problems.
We work with community groups focused on land use and water quality to support the best possible local programs and planning for erosion and sediment control, storm water management and regional water planning.
SVN promotes changes in federal, state and local road funding priorities to shift from costly and destructive loop roads, which fragment rural lands and foster sprawl development, to more efficient, affordable improvements to existing road networks.