Emerging Leader Directory
West Virginia for Public Lands ⋅ USA
My vision is to raise West Virginia to a level of conservation awareness and policy similar to western states, like Montana.
West Virginia Rivers Coalition is a statewide advocacy organization for water. My project is to educate our legislators and empower communities to provide sound conservation policy and practices to the public land watersheds of the state.
– Professional mentoring on “campaign” developing and community outreach.
– I have developed many partnerships with other NGOs on a state and federal level.
– We have been selected to coordinate the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.
– I was also successfully a part of ending a commercial logging in state parks bill, and now and beginning to incorporate climate initiatives and policy in my work with public lands.
I am also a motivational speaker and know much about children and environmental matters. I love writing stories.
I am hopeful for the future because most people are trying to protect what isn’t damaged and reconcile what is.
– Rhea Mitchell