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Joined in April 2009

About Us

OVEC, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV. We won that campaign. By supporting organized voices and empowered communities, we’ve been winning environmental and social justice campaigns ever since. Our members and volunteers are crucial to our work.

Our mission is to organize and maintain a diverse grassroots organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the environment and communities through education, grassroots organizing and coalition building, leadership development, strategic litigation and media outreach. Our work encompasses much of West Virginia.

The structure of OVEC is a common one: volunteers / members, board of directors with officers, and staff members. What is uncommon is the committed participation of many ordinary folks in OVEC, united for the common purpose of protecting the environment in which we all live. OVEC’s board of directors is active.

OVEC, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, formed in 1987 to stop a toxic waste dump/incinerator proposed for a low-income community near Huntington, WV. We won that campaign. By supporting organized voices and empowered communities, we…

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  • Civic Engagement
  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Sustainability

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