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Appalachian Voices kicks off series of community meetings for resiliency grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2024 CONTACT Emma Kelly, New Economy Field Coordinator, (865) 585-4939, Appalachian Voices is partnering with the five Southwest Virginia governments and communities of Clinchco, Dante, Dungannon, Pennington Gap and Pound in a three-year proposal


Investing in what matters: Federal funding to kick off community-led resiliency projects

As spring bursts into bloom in the mountains, Appalachian Voices is officially launching Building Community Resilience in Virginia’s Coalfields, a new project funded through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Grant.


Community celebrates opening of new recreation area in Dante, Virginia

A group of locals and officials celebrate the opening of new Dante recreation area with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

This new recreation area features approximately 16 miles of new trails that will connect to existing trails around the nearby town of Saint Paul, and the campground features full amenities.


Dante: A beacon of hope for Southwest Virginia

Community members stand with a new welcome sign

The small community of Dante is bringing big dreams into action. Appalachian Voices volunteer Sara Lamb shares highlights of the Dante Community Association’s work and reflects on what this progress means for Southwest Virginia.


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