10 Conservation Heroes Honored for Their Work


NRCS Fed. Gov. award
Renee Leech accepts Federal Government Partner of the Year award on behalf of Natural Resources Conservation Service; left to right – Matt Covington, Jess Laggis, Renee Leech, William Hamilton

North Carolina’s 23 local land trusts bestowed their annual awards on deserving winners during a dinner celebration at the 2017 Land Trust Assembly in Hendersonville on Wednesday, May 24. The NC Land Trust awards are given annually to businesses, nonprofits, governments, and individuals who lead efforts to protect streams, farms, parks, forests, and trails that help provide safe drinking water, clean air, fresh local foods, and abundant recreational opportunities for all North Carolina families.

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