Stand For Southwest Virginia

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Help us prevent the creation of a fracked gas Pipeline Alley through West Virginia and Virginia.

Funds raised through this campaign will create a public awareness program along the proposed route of Mountain Valley Pipeline. We will install a six-month, inter-county pipeline awareness project using billboards running from Franklin to Giles (with an estimated cost of $3500 per county). Utilizing graphic images of what a 500-foot wide pipeline scar would look like, we will demonstrate the threat to our area's scenic beauty, water, recreation jobs, property rights, and public safety.

Join our effort and you will have a chance to win one of three prizes that celebrate the scenic beauty and rural quality of life in these mountains we stand to protect.

First Prize
QUIET RETREAT - Two-night stay at Bear Foot Cabin at Walker Creek , Pembroke (for up to 4 people, March 1-April 30, 2017).  Off-peak or Winter Season ($410 Value).

Second Prize
SUMMER FUN - One week at Dori-Del Hill’s Advantage Ranch Horse Camp for a young person aged 6 to 18. ($400 Value).

Third Prize
YEAR-ROUND VIEW - Original painting: “Snow Ridge Brush Mountain” (acrylic on canvas, 12” x 14”), by Blacksburg artist Robin Scully Boucher . ($125 Value).

Other Ways to Give


Write a check to Virginia Organizing and, in the memo line, write PGC/PMCVA

EITHER mail your check to:
Preserve Giles County
P.O. Box 302
Newport Virginia 24128

Deadline to Mail Entry: February 18, 2017

OR  bring your check to the 7:00 PM, February 16 showing of “Pipeline Fighters” at the Lyric Theater, Blacksburg, VA. ($5.00 donation for admission.)

Make certain to provide the following identification information on your check: your name, address, phone number, and email address.

To support the cause without participating in the drawing, simply go to Virginia Organizing and select either Preserve Giles County or Preserve Montgomery County VA and donate away!

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Congratulations to the winners of our drawing prizes!

First Prize (Bear Foot Cabin Retreat): Brian Murphy

Second Prize (Advantage Ranch Horse Camp): Don Jones

Third Prize (Snow Ridge, Brush Mountain painting): Becky Farnham

Thank you to all who contributed to our fundraiser and to the purveyors of our great prizes. Through your efforts we have secured at least one location for our public awareness billboard campaign. We'll update as the campaign gets underway! Thank you, thank you.
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Pipeline Fighters Documentary has received great local coverage from WVTF public radio and the Roanoke Times.

"Blacksburg photographer and filmmaker Marino Colmano spent much of his career in Los Angeles working in the movie industry but found it frustrating he wasn’t making movies about issues he cared about. So when he heard about the Mountain Valley Pipeline being proposed to run through Virginia, he grabbed his camera and got to work.

'The activist in me said this is preposterous. We can’t keep burning fossil fuel at the rate that we’re doing without completely destroying the atmosphere and further affecting climate change. So I felt, as a documentarian, this way my opportunity to make a statement about it.’ "

Hear the full report at

“'This film was designed as the definitive documentary on pipelines and to appeal to a broad cross section of our national consciousness,' said Colmano, a filmmaker and photographer who spent about 30 years working in Los Angeles before returning to live and work in Blacksburg."

Pipeline Fighters Official Trailer
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Michelle Greene
28 months ago

To help protect the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia!

Carol Geller
28 months ago
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Betty Hillis
28 months ago

Thank you for all you are doing for Newport and Giles County.

Cindy Cook
28 months ago
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