On February 10th, the residents of Apple Mountain convinced the Warren County, VA Board of Supervisors to deny approval for the rezoning of agricultural land for a gas station that would have potentially posed a number of threats to area residents. Apple Mountain Safety and Health Alliance leader Margaret Melberg cited the following as key to their success. To learn more contact Margaret at email@example.com or 703-888-8549. The February 10th hearing can be viewed at: https://www.warrencountyva.net/bos-meetings-videos.
Signs were not allowed in a public hearing, so we had an artist who designed a t-shirt that said, “SAVE OUR MOUNTAIN” with the caption “SAY NO TO REZONING”. Everyone who attended the hearing, wore a t-shirt. We made them available in adult and child sizes. We also wore them around town the weeks prior to the hearing. Cost was $11.
To learn more about getting gas station benefits without jeopardizing neighborhood health, visit: https://ceds.org/gasstation/.