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Davis honored for conservation work

By Dave Nutter

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 18 - January 25, 1996

Lynn Davis, public affairs coordinator for the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources and the Sea Grant College Program at Virginia Tech, received a 1995 Dugdale Award for Conservation from the Garden Club of Virginia at its recent annual Conservation Forum in Williamsburg.

Davis has also just been elected president of the Valley Beautiful Foundation, which encompasses the Roanoke Urban Forestry Council, and vice president of Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

She received the conservation award for her efforts with government officials, planners, advocates, and developers to find acceptable ways to preserve views along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Davis had also initiated the Roanoke Valley's household hazardous-waste-disposal program, helped establish the community recycling center, and serves on the Grassroots National Task Force of the National Parks and Conservation Association.

The Garden Club of Virginia, like the Garden Club of America, has always had a strong program to protect natural resources, and they were the forerunners of most conservation groups.

Valley Beautiful, which receives some of its funds from the community recycling center at Cycle Systems, puts trees and other plantings in public spaces to beautify the environment and has been working with efforts to get greenway corridors established.