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Bowl Winners Deserve a Parking Lot – Take Action

By Rebekah Paulson, ex. director, Friends of Stadium Woods I am a Hokie Football Fan. I enjoy watching the games and cheering for the home team. The last three years I’ve had a chance to meet many of our fine players. They are friendly, humble, gracious and respectful. I spend a great deal of time […]

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Stadium Woods Spring

Spring’s arrival reminds me of last May and the burst of life within Stadium Woods. The tropical blue tanagers chirping high up in the oaks, flowering cherry trees and healing mayflower opening up after a cold Blacksburg winter. People joined the blossoming season with more vigor and joy ever seen in the Woods before. We […]

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Position Statement from VT’s Arboretum Committee

2012OctArbCommitteeLetterSherwood

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Congratulations to Jeff Kirwan for receiving the VDOF’s Crown Award!

Jeffrey Kirwan of Blacksburg, VA Tech professor emeritus and forestry Extension specialist in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, has been awarded the Virginia Department of Forestry’s highest civilian honor – the Crown Award. read article from VDOF here read article from VT News here

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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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