PVAS Sponsering April 13 Forum on Environmental Advocacy

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a forum on environmental advocacy the evening of Thursday, April 13 in Shepherdstown.

The forum, entitled “A Guide for the Uneasy Environmentalist,” will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center auditorium on the Shepherd University campus.

Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The event, which is being billed as non-partisan, will be aimed at promoting effective advocacy on environmental and natural resource conservation issues.

It will feature a panel discussion that will explore such questions as what tools are available to change perceptions about these issues, how does advocacy influence decision-making, and what strategies are most effective.

The panelists will be former Democratic State Representative Stephen Skinner; Dr. David Didden, Jefferson County Public Health Department; Mary Ann Hitt, Sierra Club; Christian Thomas, Sky Truth; and Wendy Radcliff, former Environmental Advocate for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

The forum will be followed by a post-event gathering from 8:30 p.m. onward at the Domestic Restaurant, 117 East German Street, Shepherdstown.

For more information go to www.potomacaudubon.org.