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Stadium Woods is not safe yet

Many of those following the news about the fate of Stadium Woods believe that Virginia Tech has decided against developing the woods. This is partially true; Athletics will not build the proposed indoor football practice facility in Stadium Woods. The woods, however, have not been given any permanent protection (source). Virginia Tech may still build […]

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Press Release: Friends Occupy 400 Year Old Tree Root Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIENDS OCCUPY 400 YEAR OLD OAK TREE ROOT ZONES Virginia Tech continues to park football player vehicles on the root zones and under the ancient canopy of 400 year old trees in the old growth campus forest known as Stadium Woods. Despite repeated requests by campus and community constituents, vehicles are parked […]

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Letter to Governor Bob McDonnell

On October 5, 2012 we sent the following letter to the Governor of Virginia in the hopes of permanently preserving Stadium Woods. Download the PDF of the letter. RE: The protection and preservation of the old growth urban forest known as Stadium Woods on the Virginia Tech campus Dear Governor McDonnell: As you know, there […]

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Simple, quick actions you can take to help save Stadium Woods

Dear Friends of Stadium Woods, Our efforts are working! Please take further action to save Stadium Woods! Stadium Woods Urgent Action and Upcoming Events Call the Governor and Secy of Natural Resources ASAP. Call Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. John Edwards, and First Lady Michelle Obama. See details of upcoming events including 5/8 Sharyn McCrumb book […]

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Official Statement From the VT Environmental Coalition

The Virginia Tech Environmental Coalition asked us to help distribute their official statement regarding the preservation of Stadium Woods and the Colbert Report invite. Virginia Tech Administration, Faculty and Staff, As we are all aware, the Stadium Woods issue here at Virginia Tech has become increasingly apparent among students, faculty, staff, and Blacksburg community members. […]

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Red, White Oak, and Blue: Presenting Stephen Colbert’s Oak Tree!

The clever, clever folks of the Virginia Tech Environmental Coalition thought up a brilliant way to bring more visibility to Stadium Woods: name one of the trees after Stephen Colbert! How does that possibly make sense, you ask? Look no further than the flyer for the event, which is coming up fast: Tuesday May 1, […]

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Why Preserve the Woods?

Forestry professor Dr. Jeff Kirwan will answer this question when he speaks to Sustainable Blacksburg at their upcoming meeting. Please join us at the Blacksburg Library on March 22nd at 6:30 pm.

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