2016 NATURAL BRIDGE SOIL AND WATER AWARDS!
THE CLEAN WATER FARM AWARD
The Natural Bridge Soil and Water Conservation District held their Annual Conservation Awards Dinner on October 19, 2016. The event was held at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington. The 2016 Clean Water Farm Award was presented to Vest Farms of Natural Bridge. Accepting the award are members of the Vest Family. From left are: Anna Vest, Audra Upchurch, Sam Vest and wife Violet, Nora Upchurch, Sammy Vest, Lee Vest, and Tish Vest.
DISTRICT FORESTRY AWARD
The Natural Bridge Soil and Water Conservation District presented the 2016 District Forestry Award for stewardship management of forest land to Don and Betty Firebaugh of Raphine. Pictured here are (from left): Karen Stanley, Forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Mr. Don Firebaugh.
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY FFA CHAPTER
The Natural Bridge Soil and Water Conservation District presented a sponsorship to the Rockbridge County FFA Chapter. Pictured from left are, Emma Burleson and Mead Stolarz, President and first Vice-President, respectively. Also pictured presenting the award is Tom Stanley, Master of Ceremonies and SWCD Director.