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2018 Vic Thomas Award Winner: Peter Lewis
On September 9, the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy will present Mr. Peter Lewis 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 founding and leadership of Apple Ridge Farm, Lewis has impacted what is just as important as the rolling hills and forests: children who value the outdoors.
2018 Land Saver Award Recipient: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
The recipient of this year’s Landsaver Award from the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club was founded in 1932. It’s one of 31 similar clubs along the length of the AT, the purpose of which is to advocate for, maintain, and address threats to the trail. This hard-working club oversees a 120-mile portion of the trail from Bland, VA to Black Horse Gap in Buchanan.
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Blue Mule: 2018 Conservation Celebration Band
Blue Mule is celebrating almost fifteen years together. Starting with the core four; Tom Ohmsen on mandolin, Tim Rhodes on banjo, Eli Williams on guitar and vocals and John McBroom on bass and vocals, Blue Mule explores the “New Grass” horizons of music from an acoustic platform. Jerry Wood on fiddle and vocals has been a wonderful addition to the sound as well. Check out their website HERE!