Environment and Outdoors

The Clean Valley Council’s Fall Waterways Cleanup event returns next weekend. Ahead of this year’s event, the Executive Director of the CVC says the cleanup always makes waves. The CVC is encouraging the community to join their efforts to keep our waterways clean this Fall.  WFIR’s Emma Thomas with details:


L-R: Natalie Faunce, Kate Capadonno, Catherine Maxwell (WDBJ-7 photo)

Our media partner WDBJ-7 is launching a new hour-long daytime show next Monday, September 12 at 3pm, “Here @ Home.” WDBJ-7 news anchor Kate Capadonno will host along with Natalie Faunce – the former longtime co-host for “Day Time Blue Ridge.” The third co-anchor is Channel 7 meteorologist Catherine Maxwell. Kate Capadonno and Natalie Faunce joined WFIR’s Gene Marrano recently in-studio to talk about launching “Here @ Home,” … for this “Longer Listen” segment:

Roanoke’s GO Fest will be Downtown this October, and organizers are proud to announce a new partnership that aims to connect more people with Roanoke’s outdoor spaces. Organizers say that this year’s festival will mix new attractions with old favorites. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with more: