Shut It Down
The MVP Protest Run | April 24 - May 4
We're running out of time
The Mountain Valley Pipeline is an assault on our home. We don't have time to build more fossil fuel infrastructure that locks in burning carbon for decades. We reject this project that has already scarred our land, muddied our streams, and threatened our well water and our livelihoods, all so someone who doesn't even live here can make a nice return on their investment. This must stop.
The Runners
Map shape showing the states of West Virginia and Virginia with the 415 mile route the runners will take.
We Run. You Give.

The planned Mountain Valley Pipeline route runs through public protected land, privately owned land, Monacan Indian Nation land, and over 1,000 different water sources.We're running the route over 10 days to meet impacted communities and collect their stories. Matthew Pickett (Loud Valley Productions, LLC) will share what we're learning.

Help us smash our $10,000 fundraising goal.

Your Donations Support:
Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) has led the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. It's an interstate coalition representing individuals and groups from counties in Virginia and West Virginia dedicated to protecting the water, local ecology, heritage, land rights, human rights of individuals, communities and regions from harms caused by the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.
The Monacan Indian Nation, whose ancestral lands pipeline construction is crossing, was not meaningfully consulted by federal agencies as required by law. The Monacan Indian Nation Cultural Foundation has struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic due to the lack of funding; more than ever they need our support. This project is an opportunity to educate folks about the Monacan Indian Nation, their history, and their current programs and projects such as fighting to save their former capital city of Rassaweck from the James River Water Authority.
The Route
Saturday 4/24
Saturday 4/24
Send-off gathering at Curtisville Lake Park near Mobley, WV
Sunday 4/25
Sunday 4/25
Mobley (Wetzel County) to Weston (Lewis County), WV
Monday 4/26
Monday 4/26
Weston (Lewis County) to Craigsville (Nicholas Co), WV
Tuesday 4/27
Tuesday 4/27
Cranberry Wilderness Management Area (Nicholas Co WV)
Wednesday 4/28
Wednesday 4/28
Craigsville to Grassy Meadows (Summers County), WV
Thursday 4/29
Thursday 4/29
Grassy Meadows to Lindside (Monroe Co), WV
Friday 4/30
Friday 4/30
Attend potluck supper (5pm) and/or bonfire (8pm), Lindside (Monroe Co), WV
Saturday 5/1
Saturday 5/1
Lindside, WV, to Salem, VA
Sunday 5/2
Sunday 5/2
Lunch (12p-2p) in Bent Mountain w/reps of the Monacan Indian Nation Cultural Foundation
Monday 5/3
Monday 5/3
Salem to Boone's Mill (Franklin County), VA
Tuesday 5/4
Tuesday 5/4
Boone's Mill to Chatham (Pittsylvania Co), VA. Attend a receiving party (2p-6p) for the runners, Chatham, VA
MVP Protest Run Support
We won't be out there alone. Thanks to everyone who is supporting this run by carrying supplies, setting up water stops and places to sleep, documenting, getting the word out, and donating, including Appalachians Against Pipelines, Appalachian Voices, ARTivism Virginia, Loud Valley Productions, Patagonia, POWHR, & Tamarack Media Cooperative.
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