In March, Appalachian Voices and Coal River Mountain Watch will begin touring the country to build a national network of people who will work together to protect coalfield communities from mountaintop removal. Dubbed the Appalachian Treasures Project, the effort will feature a multimedia presentation and the personal testimony of residents of Appalachia’s coalfields, who will give firsthand accounts of the devastation mountaintop removal has caused in their lives and communities.
Two new faces have joined Appalachian Voices to carry out this groundbreaking initiative. Danny Dolinger, who will be our field organizer, has a decade of outreach experience working to advance conservation and social justice. A southwest Virginia native, Danny is dedicated to the Appalachian region and the goals of the Appalachian Treasures Project. Our scheduler Christina Wulf, also from Virginia, is an experienced organizer who has an excellent track record coordinating conferences and tours similar to the Appalachian Treasures project.
We will report on the progress of the Appalachian Treasures Project in upcoming issues of the Appalachian Voice. To get involved or to learn more, go to www.appalachianvoices.org or call toll free, 1-877-APP-VOICE.