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  • Oct 26
  • 18:00:00
  • West Virginia


  • Oct 23
  • 18:00:00


  • $50.00


Come out to Kayford Mountain in West Virginia to see firsthand the effects of mountaintop removal in the area! Kayford Mountain is the last mountain in the area that has not been completely destroyed due to mountaintop removal. We will be camping on the mountain, and spending time with other environmentally-minded folks! This is a great opportunity to meet other students and community members that are interested in climate action, and learn about how to make a difference!

From the website:
“Join us for a weekend of workshops, discussions, storytelling and music as we celebrate the changing of the leaves at the beautiful Stanley Heirs Park on the edge of destruction.
For this year’s fall summit we’re gathering a diverse group of folks, including local community members, Appalachian organizers, and college students, to create an inter-sectional gathering to discuss issues affecting Appalachian communities more holistically, including mountaintop removal, fracking, water, health, drug addiction, jails and prisons, colonization, local plants, the military industrial complex, direct action, community organizing, disaster response and more.
Since 1986, the destruction of Kayford Mountain has been continuous — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now eighteen years after the mountain top removal project began, Stanley Heirs Park is the highest point of land around and is surrounded by more than 7,500 acres of destruction of what was previously a forested and towering mountain range. Larry Gibson’s family, the Stanley Heirs, have successfully protected a piece of the land that their family has lived on since the late 1700’s through the creation of the 50-acre Stanley Heirs Park.
There is camping for all participants on Kayford Mountain, as well as large army tents heated with wood stoves. Meals will be provided for the duration of the weekend, with all efforts made to meet any food allergies or dietary restrictions.”

What to bring:
-Warm clothes & rain gear
-Hiking boots
-Sleeping bag
-Musical instruments

Drivers have priority, and I’ll expand the trip as drivers sign up!

Full information and schedule has not yet been released; be aware that the departure and return times may change.

***In order to attend this adventure, you must pay $50 in registration (covering meals & workshops for the weekend) at the following website:




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