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Dear  <<First Name>>,

What a week it has been! As i write, the nation welcomes a new president and its 80º in November...

Please take note of our ACTION requests. Our votes, our voices DO matter, do count. Please make your gold mining comments for the 11/10 Board of Supervisors Meeting. Watch the videos, read the articles...

Please sign 3 petitions to stop the Forest Service from shortchanging our national forests for private gain and specifically to push the Mountain Valley Pipeline on very unwilling Virginia communities. Before Monday 11/9!

Thank you! Eternal protectors of our communities, our water, air, land.

#WaterIsLife #Biodiversity #RightsofNature #LoveOurMother

Heidi Dhivya Berthoud
Secretary Friends of Buckingham
Flying to Haile Gold Mine
April 04 2020
Kite flying trip to Haile Gold Mine near Kershaw SC, by Brian Pittman. Brian and family, fly directly over the 4,000+ acre gold mine, reaching it at about 5 minutes (in the video), but it can be seen from the distance once the kite flyers are aloft.

Aston Bay Holding refers to Haile as an example of what the Buckingham open pit gold mine would be like.

Get your gold mining comments ready for the
Board of Supervisors meeting

Tuesday 11/10 at 6 pm

Remember those comments you wrote for the public hearing awhile back? Thanks for writing! Would you please write again? Those comments were never heard, as the hearing was canceled and the story has changed and evolved.

Please read more here and Take Action!

Check out the good works of ABRA with interactive mapping:
Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance Conservation Hub 

Check out the new posts on FoB site (Sign up to receive new blogs):

Gold mining: videos of Haile mine, Aston Bay, 2 articles

Mr Barlow goes to Kershaw, SC, home to the Haile open pit gold mine, to meet the neighbors

Tell USFS:
No public forest destruction for private gain

by Monday Novemeber 9 at 5 pm


The company behind the Mountain Valley Pipeline wants to destroy a large swath of the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia’s mountains to build the unneeded, fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. The U.S. Forest Service is considering breaking 11 of its own conservation rules governing old-growth forests, scenic view sheds, soil health and more to accommodate a for-profit company.

Public forests shouldn’t be destroyed for private gain. Ask the Forest Service to select its proposed Alternative 1, for “No Action,” and reject the 11 proposed amendments to prevent unnecessary damage to Jefferson National Forest! (and all other national forests!)

Take action NOW! 3 petitions to sign (get your talking points from these petitions) and write a letter directly to the USFS: 

USFS comments direct
Friends of Buckingham
Annual Meeting and Elections
Wednesday December 9, 2020, 1 pm
By Conference Call

Please join us for the annual meeting, and elections. We are accepting nominations for 5 Council positions: Secretary and 4 members at large. Please submit your nominations by Monday November 16, 2020. Please note that all nominees must be members and subscribe to FoB agreements. Please respond to this email with your questions and suggestions. To join the Annual Meeting Conference call, please respond to this email and the conference number will be sent out to you.
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