Letter and Handout to BOV

Letter to BOV August 26, 2012 BOV Handout August 2012

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PRESS RELEASE from Friends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2012 Press Release from the Friends of Stadium Woods Rebekah Paulson, Executive Director www.savestadiumwoods.com 540/ 250-6905 rebekah.paulson@comcast.net No development in Stadium Woods but no preservation either We are pleased that Vice President Sherwood Wilson upheld the APFSEC recommendation not to build in Stadium Woods which has been the athletic departments […]

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Sherwood Wilson’s letter

Virginia Tech Vice President Sherwood Wilson recommends NOT building the indoor practice facility in Stadium Woods and to evaluate other options. Unfortunately, he does not recommend designating Stadium Woods as a reserve or conservation easement. Steger, Athletic Practice Facility Site Recommendation, 8-20-12

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PRESS RELEASE: Environmental groups decry felling of ancient oak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Environmental groups decry felling of ancient oak BLACKSBURG, VA – August 13, 2012 – Virginia Tech officials escalated the Stadium Woods conflict when they felled one of the giant trees, number 131, on Aug. 9, further uniting environmental groups and thousands of people in the New River Valley and beyond who have […]

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University absence of critical thinking ends life of 300 year legacy white oak – a timeline

As a reminder to the thousands that stand behind Stadium Woods – they are not saved. Until we hear an announcement of their fate – we are at serious risk of losing something irreplaceable. We think it is important for the public and the administration to know that we care. We care as students, professors, […]

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Update on Stadium Woods

Update from Rebekah Paulson, Executive Director, Friends of Stadium Woods Many of you have contacted me recently to inquire about the status of Stadium Woods and the siting of the proposed indoor athletic football facility on the Virginia Tech campus. Unfortunately there is not any good news to share with you. The official word from […]

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Evaluation Committee Recommendations

The Athletic Practice Facility Siting Evaluation Committee recommendations were delivered to Virginia Tech’s President Charles Steger’s office on May 30 and presented to the Board of Visitors (BOV) on June 4. Thanks to all the hard working members of the committee. Five recommendations were included in the report: 1. Designate the Stadium Woods Old Growth […]

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Regarding the May 30th Roanoke Times article

To those Friends who saw the article in the Roanoke Times this morning May 30, 2012 let me clarify a few things. First the area of the woods is 11.3 acres not 13.75 as reported in the newspaper. The area in the newspaper comes from the BioHabitats (Environmental Consulting Firm hired by the Athletic Department) […]

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Save Stadium Woods Poster

Local artist Ann Groves painted this original watercolor of an ancient white oak tree in Stadium Woods. She created a poster of the watercolor to assist in the effort to Save Stadium Woods. Ann has graciously donated the posters to The Friends of Stadium Woods to sell for $15 each to raise funds for the […]

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37 species in one hour!

Clyde Kessler observed 37 species of birds in one hour at Stadium Woods Thursday. Here is the list: Rock Pigeon 2 Mourning Dove 5 Chimney Swift 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 Eastern Phoebe 2 Great Crested Flycatcher 2 Red-eyed Vireo 3 Blue Jay 6 American Crow 3 Carolina Chickadee 2 […]

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