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June is National Rivers Month – share your photos by July 1

Photo by OARS Rogue

The RMS Northwest Chapter challenges all RMS members to celebrate National Rivers Month (NRM) with a brief story and photo of your celebration experience. This is a great opportunity to stay connected and learn during this time when our regular RMS group events have been shelved. Your story of a river trip, hike or volunteer activity would be a tribute to the connection we have with clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, energy and life.

The Northwest Chapter will compile a “scrapbook” of NRM outdoor experiences — and then post on the RMS website and social media. We also will run a feature article in the RMS Journal. Together, let us celebrate National Rivers Month! Please send your photos, videos and a 2-3 sentence description to NW Chapter Secretary — Martin Hudson at [email protected] by July 1. 


Related: Scenic Virginia Photo Contest

(From Scenic Virginia Executive Director and RMS Member Leighton Powell)

Scenic Virginia friends and supporters,

We are excited to announce that our 2021 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest kicks off today and runs through Sunday, July 31 at 11:59 pm. We look forward to receiving your beautiful images of our Commonwealth's scenic beauty, and we hope you will help us spread the word to any friends and family who enjoy capturing Virginia's great outdoors.

To learn more, click HERE to proceed to Scenic Virginia's website, and scroll down to the "2021 Photo Contest" button in the center of the Home page. Or click HERE to proceed directly to the Photo Contest web pages.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems submitting your photos, please let us know. My email address is [email protected], and Scenic Virginia's phone number is (804) 643-VIEW. We would be happy to offer assistance.

We hope you are enjoying the spring bounty of beauty that Virginia has to offer. We can't wait to see what our talented photographers have for us this year!

All the best,

Leighton Powell

Executive Director