Great News! Yesterday, Virginia's "Freedom to Float" bill passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources. The bill could now move to the full VA Senate for a vote as early as Tuesday of next week (1/28/14). It is more important than ever that every paddler that enjoys Virginia rivers contact state Senators.
The voting record from the Committee hearing is as follows:
Please call or email VA Senators between now and next Tuesday. Let them know that you are a paddler and you support SB 629, the Freedom to Float Bill, and share why paddling rivers without fear of trespass charges is important to you.
Here are a few ideas for outreach priorities:
If you are a Virginia Resident:
No matter where you live:
Find their Contact Information here.
More information can be found in this recent AW article.
Thanks - make those calls and emails!