October 9 thru 11 (mark your calendars) - Mountain Top Fall Review.

October 15 - West Virginia Conference on the Environment. Charleston House Holiday Inn, WV Enviro Institute, POB 287, Charleston, WV 25231. Cost $75.

October 15 thru 17 - CORA Assembly at Cedar Lakes Conference Center,Ripley,WV. For info call (423) 584-6133.

October 17 - The Public Lands Committee of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy will meet on October 17, 1998, from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Green House , 801 Randolph Ave., N. Elkins. 304 637-4082. The committee will be discussing forestry issues. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome.

October 18 & 19 - Kentucky Heartwood Meeting, McCreary County, KY. For information call the Heartwood Office at (812) 337-8892, or email them at

October 18 thru 20 - Legislative interims which will consider blasting from strip mining.

October 19 thru 23 - Cave Gating Seminar. Sponsored by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, American Cave Conservation Association, US Forest Service and Bat Conservation International. Registration is limited to fourteen students. Where? Thorn Springs Campground, Franklin, WV. Cost? $200 which includes room and board. Target Group? Cave Resource Specialist, Biologist, Geologists, Natural; Resource managesr, Recreation Managers. For information call David Foster at (502) 786-1466 or write for a registration packet at ACCA Gate Seminar, PO Box 409, Horse Cave, KY 42749.

October 23 thru 25 - 7th Annual West Virginia Herb Conference, Where? Jacksons Mill Conference Center in Weston. Dr Arthur Tucker will speak on "Historical Medicinal Plants and Modern Research." For information call Debbie Midkiff at 269-6416.

October 24 - EPA mine hearing from noon to 5 the Savas Kostas Theater at Southern West Virginia Community College in Logan.

November 13 thru15 - Dr. Richard Austin, theologian, farmer, environmental activist, teacher and Presbyterian Minister will be leading a workshop which will relate environmental concerns with the Creation. This will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, South High and Maryland Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. For more information: e-mail at

November 20, 21 - Appalachian’s Women’s Alliance Sister Gathering. Southern Oho. Call the Alliance at (540) 763-3004 for info.