2019 Awards

The Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District awarded local conservation leaders for their contributions toward improving local soil and water quality during its annual awards luncheon on  Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the Clarion Hotel and Event Center in Winchester, VA.

Awards for superior work toward conservation in the LFSWCD were given to: 

AGRONOMIC AWARDS

Clarke County: Robert W. Koon Jr
Frederick County: Clines Farm LP LLC
Shenandoah County: Martin J. Helsley

CLEAN WATER FARM AWARDS
Clarke County: Farnley Farms & The Meadows Farm/Marsh Run Ponies
Frederick County: John E. Venskoske Sr
Shenandoah County: Justin L. Pence

CONSERVATION FARM AWARD
Frederick County: Gregory A. Barham
Shenandoah County: Sycamore Banks Farm, Titus & Cheyenne Rhodes
Warren County: Gregory L. Huson

DISTRICT FORESTRY AWARD
Stephen Stephens (Clarke County)

BRYCE PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Ryan Locher, Bryce Resort General Manager 

OUTSTANDING CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP AWARD
Kate Wofford, Executive Director, Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley

EDUCATION PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River (Shenandoah County)

STRASBURG COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Kathy Doyle, Master Gardener

FREDERICK COUNTY CONSERVATION TEACER OF THE YEAR 
Hannah Bement, Mountain Vista Governor’s School 

WARREN COUNTY CONSERVATION TEACER OF THE YEAR 
Kara Lewallen, Skyline High School 

SHENANDOAH COUNTY CONSERVATION TEACER OF THE YEAR 
Jaclyn Ryan, Signal Knob Middle School 

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
Dr. Conrad A. Helsley, Chairman, Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors