For Immediate Release: 07/26/02
Media Advisory: Conservation Groups Join Forces to Save Chancellorsville Battlefield
(Chancellorsville, Va.) - Seven national and local conservation groups will announce the creation of a coalition to save Chancellorsville Battlefield at a news conference on Wednesday, July 31, 2002. The news conference will be held at historic Old Salem Church beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Coalition to Save Chancellorsville Battlefield is an informal group of national and local preservation, conservation and civic groups who share an abiding interest in preserving and protecting Chancellorsville battlefield. The coalition's goal is to promote long-term preservation of the celebrated battlefield. This includes the prevention of the most immediate threat to the battlefield - an enormous 2,350-home "town center" development planned for the heart of the battlefield.
Seven nonprofit organizations have already agreed to join the coalition. They are: the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT); the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT); Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields (FoFAB); the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA); the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP); the Spotsylvania Battlefield Education Association (SBEA); and the Spotsylvania Preservation Foundation, Inc. (SPFI). For links to the individual websites of coalition members, click here.
WHAT: News conference to announce creation of the Coalition to Save Chancellorsville Battlefield.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m.
WHO: Representatives of seven national and local preservation groups.
WHERE: Historic Old Salem Church, intersection of Germanna Highway (Route 3) and Salem Church Road (Route 639), west of Fredericksburg. Parking available at the adjacent new Salem Baptist Church (accessible via the eastbound lanes of Route 3).