Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!
2019 Vic Thomas Award Winner: Broaddus Fitzpatrick
On September 22, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy will present Mr. Broaddus Fitzpatrick with its highest award, the A. Victor Thomas Environmental Stewardship Award. Given annually by the land conservancy, this award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the preservation of the natural heritage of western Virginia. Through his decades of volunteerism with the FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Service Project, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Habitat for Humanity, and more, Mr. Fitzpatrick has exemplified what it means to conserve Western Virginia's natural heritage.
2019 Land Saver Award Recipient: David Jones
The recipient of this year’s Landsaver Award from the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy is Dr. David Jones. He is a conservation-minded dentist in Martinsville that has combined his love of fishing, conservation, and the Smith River. He has done so by implemented Trout in the Classroom programs in over 30 elementary and middle schools. This program teaches young minds the importance of conservation and how local ecosystems are impacted by human activities. Dr. Jones has made a lasting impact on the conservation movement in South Western Virginia.
2019 Auction Items
The Dead Reckoning: 2019 Conservation Celebration Band
The Dead Reckoning is a local Grateful Dead cover band. Each of the 6 members hail from the Blue Ridge region and started this band in 2016. We have Mark Nicholson on lead guitar and vocals, Foster Burton on rhythm guitar and vocals, Paul Tressel on keys and vocals, George Penn on Billy drums, Matt Leonard on Micky drums, and Jake Dempsey on bass guitar.