- Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) is an organization of concerned community members and their allies who are working to stop the destruction of our communities by surface coal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area, and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
Category Archives: Events
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Community group leads picket on Greenbrier
VA coalfields group sheds light on true cost of Billionaire Coal Baron’s wealth
White Sulphur Springs, WV – Citizens from across the region have joined the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) for a picket being held outside of the Greenbrier Classic PGA Tournament.… Read the rest
Our awesome community volunteers have been out and about monitoring the water quality of streams and creeks in Southwest Virginia as part of a regional water-testing program – the Appalachian Citizens Enforcement Project.
We recently found Selenium, a toxic chemical, in a number of local creeks and are concerned that it is damaging stream health.… Read the rest
It’s time for another Know Your Rights Workshop, this time held in Grundy! We had some great conversations in St. Charles, and we’re looking forward to bringing talk about these issues to more communities! Come learn about your rights and companies’ obligations when it comes to issues such as bad water, blasting, damage to your property, or dust from coal operations.… Read the rest
Big Dip Day is a regional water testing and education event through the Appalachian Citizens Enforcement Project (http://www.ace-project.org/) and The Alliance for Appalachia (http://theallianceforappalachia.org/). There will be water testing events in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and SAMS is sponsoring one of them! This event will help teach attendees about water testing and pollution while collecting data on the water quality in the region.… Read the rest