Monday, May 14, 2012

Episode 110 (Week of May 14, 2012): A Walk Across Virginia

Please see below (after the transcript and show notes) for links to news and upcoming events.


From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of May 14, 2012.

This week, we feature the May 9, 2012, start of a 42-day, 400-mile walk across Virginia to explore the Commonwealth’s water resources and meet people working to protect them.  Have a listen for about three minutes.


Laurel plans to reach Northampton County’s Hog Island and the Atlantic Ocean on June 19.  You can follow her walk across Virginia at  Thanks to Whitetop Mountain Band and Arhoolie Records for permission to use excerpts from the song, “Banks of New River,” and good luck, Laurel!

For other water sounds and music, and for more Virginia water information, visit our Web site at, or call us at (540) 231-5463.  From the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water.

Acknowledgments and Sources: “Banks of New River,” from the 2008 album “Bull Plus 10%,” is copyright Whitetop Mountain Band and Arhoolie Records, used with permission.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 109, 5-7-12.  More information about the Whitetop Mountain Band is available from their website:  Information about the Center for Watershed Protection, where Laurel is a stormwater and watershed planner (in the Charlottesville, Va., office), is available online at

Recent Virginia Water News
            For news relevant to Virginia's water resources, please visit the Virginia Water Central News Grouper, available online at

Water Meetings and Other Events
            For events related to Virginia's water resources, please visit the Quick Guide to Virginia Water–related Conferences, Workshops, and Other Events, online at  The site includes a list of Virginia government policy and regulatory meetings occurring in the coming week.