Additional 1400 Acres Saved For Future Generations At Wintergreen : 7.28.09

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Photo Courtesy of Doug Coleman : Front  L to R : Doug Coleman, Exec Dir of TWNF , Don Faulkner(Wintergreen’s original visionary), Preston Bryant Va. Sec NR  - Second row left to right: Tony Troy-former VA State Attorney Gen,  Hank Theiss-WPI Resort GM,  Dr. Zoe Smith - (terrestrial orchid specialist & Australian visiting scientist at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)  John Coy WPI Board Chairman,  Judy Juergens –Chairman of the Board- The Wintergreen Nature Foundation,  Brent Douglass- Former VP of Development for WPI,  Tom Smith Dir. VA Div of Natural Heritage , Dr Dennis Whigham-Deputy Director of Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and TWNF Scientist Board Member
Photo Courtesy of Doug Coleman : Front L to R : Doug Coleman, Exec Dir of TWNF , Don Faulkner(Wintergreen’s original visionary), Preston Bryant Va. Sec NR - Second row left to right: Tony Troy-former VA State Attorney Gen, Hank Theiss-WPI Resort GM, Dr. Zoe Smith - (terrestrial orchid specialist & Australian visiting scientist at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) John Coy WPI Board Chairman, Judy Juergens –Chairman of the Board- The Wintergreen Nature Foundation, Brent Douglass- Former VP of Development for WPI, Tom Smith Dir. VA Div of Natural Heritage , Dr Dennis Whigham-Deputy Director of Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and TWNF Scientist Board Member

Wintergreen
Nelson County, Virginia

Late last week another 1400 acres in what’s being called the Crawford’s Knob Preserve was officially dedicated. The ceremony took place Friday at The Founders Vision Overlook just above The Mountain Inn at Wintergreen Resort. The move adds the property to more than 4000 acres previously set aside by Wintergreen Resort and The Wintergreen Nature Foundation. Wintergreen receives $3 million plus in tax credits from Virginia for preserving the land.

The resort property is made up of 11,000 acres along and near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Nelson County, Virginia.

VA Secretary of Natural Resources, Preston Bryant, speaks at the official dedication with much of the preserved mountain land in the background
VA Secretary of Natural Resources, Preston Bryant, speaks at the official dedication with much of the preserved mountain land in the background
At a later receotion TWNF's Doug Coleman presents Brent Douglass with the TWNF Conservationist Of The Year award for his work with TWNF on behalf of WPI over the course of 3 years.
At a later receotion TWNF's Doug Coleman presents Brent Douglass with the TWNF Conservationist Of The Year award for his work with TWNF on behalf of WPI over the course of 3 years.

Wintergreen Resort on the web: www.wintergreenresort.com
The Wintergreen Nature Foundation on the web: www.twnf.org

3 COMMENTS

  1. The 1400 acres lies at the summit of Crawford’s Knob above home developement. There is an old jeep road but otherwise unmarked. Call the Wintergreen Nature Foundation for more exact info.

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