Wintergreen Fire & Rescue not only uses a volunteer/career system, but uses a public/private approach, too. This is to provide a high level of service at a lower cost for not only Wintergreen but also in Nelson County. Chief Sheets explains how it works.
Last year we collected right around $1,800, including monies that the membership voted on allowing the Mountain Homesteaders to add to our totals which were collected. This year we have set our goal a bit higher at $2,000.
Not only are several important environmental and safety issues not being unaddressed, but Virginia's reliance on using federal agency approvals for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is "misplaced" both procedurally and technically. Those are some of the key conclusions found in the Wintergreen Property Owners Association's (WPOA) June 12th letter to Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality regarding the state agency's oversight of the upcoming ACP construction.
ACP’s Susan King said the majority of the questions touched on the following topics: construction timeline, the impact of traffic on Beech Grove Road, Wintergreen Drive and Fortunes Ridge Drive, the restoration of the right of way upon completion of the construction, community safety and the safety and ongoing maintenance of the pipeline.
On May 1 a group of five managers with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline spoke to Wintergreen residents in a broadcast via phone about the upcoming construction work to install the high-pressure gas line at our entryway.
The Wintergreen Mountain Homesteaders' Saturday night event (April 28) at the Nature Foundation's Trillium House started with prosecco, and was followed by antipasto, focaccia, lasagna, salad, and canolis. Italian red and white wines flowed.
Every ambulance in the county has been equipped with Nasal Narcan. This could save the life of a person who has intentionally or accidentally overdosed on opioids. The state-wide initiative was managed here by the Wintergreen Rescue Squad.