FOR Watershed Board of Directors


Elk Hill Farm

March 28, 2007



Board Members Present:    Peter Agelasto III, Michael Lachance, Conny Roussos, Jack Shea


Board Members Absent:     David Collins, Craig Cooper Charles Harris, Hughes Swain, Dick Whitehead, Chapin Wilson



The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m.


Treasurer’s Report


The Treasurer reported that the checking account is at $3,244.98.


Secretary’s Report


The Secretary reported that the summary of the June 1, 2006, meeting was accepted by e mail vote.



Discussion and Decisions


The Board discussed several issues related to the governance of FOR, including:






Overall, the Board decided to concentrate on a few events and projects for the remainder of 2007.   Specifically:



The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2007, at  the Rockfish River Trailhead of the Rockfish River Loop Trail system in Camille Memorial Park, in conjunction with the National Trail Day Celebration.  At the meeting, the President of the Board will announce that all current members are in good standing and that the Board has decided that beginning January 1, 2008, membership will be on an annual calendar basis, that is from January 1 to December 31 of each year.  No dues will be due until January 1, 2008.  The program and meeting will be jointly undertaken with the Rockfish Valley Foundation.  Brett Waller will be asked to speak and guide a hike around the trail studying the geology of the Valley and the Rockfish Fault.


Michael Lachance and Jack Shea will serve as a nominating committee for the election of Board members and officers and will report to the Board at its next meeting.







Ø      The Conference on Environment Virginia 2007, April 10-12, 2007.  Information is available at


Ø      The Virginia Energy and Sustainability Conference, October 16-18, 2007.   Information is available at


Other Business


Michael Lachance reported that the appropriate papers had been filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, thus ensuring that FOR is in good standing.


The Board will consider applying for the Scenic River Designation for additional sections of the Rockfish River, since it appears that even the presence of dams does not preclude  such a designation.


FOR was highlighted in Catch the Watershed Wave.   For copies, call the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation at 1-877-42WATER.


The next meeting will take place May 2, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., at the Nelson Center in Lovingston. All members are welcome to attend.


The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.


Jack Shea, Secretary