Tuesday, February 27, 2007

More Pocahontas County Links

I turned up these three new and new-to-me links relating to Pocahontas County this week. I thought I'd add them to our collection.

  • The Pocahontas Alternative: Alternative News, Alternative Ideas, Alternative Solutions. This is a brand-new forum, with very few posters so far. Neither the administrator and nor the early participants use their names. Topics range from Pocahontas county photography, household hints, pets, and gardening to David Duke, the Oklahoma City bombers, and preparing for the end of civilization as we know it. It will be interesting to see how this develops.
  • Eight Rivers Safe Development. This is a new Web site concerning the proposed sewage treatment plant at Slatyfork. They describe themselves thus:

    Eight Rivers Safe Development, Inc. is a West Virginia nonprofit corporation organized for charitable and educational purposes. We encourage and advocate the conservation and protection of karst, caves, and karst landscapes, and promote safe development on karst terrains. 8 Rivers is a true grass-roots effort, formed as a coalition of cavers, anglers and conservation/watershed groups who were hastened into action upon learning of an ill-conceived proposal to construct a 1.5 million gallon-per-day sewage treatment plant upon a karst floodplain and trout stream near Slatyfork, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

  • West Virginia Highlands: The Blog of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy. The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has had a Web presence for several years, and a blog since last September, but I just ran across it the other day. Here's how they describe themselves:

    First coming together in 1965, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is one of the state's oldest environmental activist organizations. Over the past 40 years, the Highlands Conservancy has continued to be the leader in protecting the natural environment of our state through both defensive and offensive campaigns.....Protecting clean air, clean water, forests, streams, mountains, and the health and welfare of the people that live here, is what the Highlands Conservancy is all about....

    The Highlands Conservancy publishes the Hiking Guide to the Monongahela National Forest. Our monthly newspaper, the Highlands Voice, has been in continuous monthly publication since 1967.

1 comment:

Dave said...

The WV Highlands Conservancy is a great group. Membership gets you a substantial monthly newsletter in newspaper form. I've seen their blog, but didnt know they had a blog now. I'll check it out.