A chapter member of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
M.H.A. led the successful effort to stop the U.S. 58 upgrade that would have placed a four-lane super highway through the middle of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in southwest Virginia. To help settle the controversy, former Virginia Governor George Allen created a U.S. 58 advisory committee, which includes a M.H.A rep. The Commonwealth Transportation Board officially reversed its 1992 decision in May of 1996. The new alternative includes upgrading the current two-lanes of U.S. 58 and VA 16.