Mrs. Northam speaks

Rappahannock News - - FROM PAGE ONE -

Draw­ing over 150 at­ten­dees this past week­end, The Pied­mont En­vi­ron­men­tal Coun­cil held its an­nual meet­ing, where First Lady of Vir­ginia Pamela Northam spoke about the im­por­tance of con­serv­ing lands.

“Land con­ser­va­tion has long been a pri­or­ity of the com­mon­wealth, and for good rea­son,” she said. “Con­serv­ing land is how we pro­tect and honor Vir­ginia's rich his­tory, en­vi­ron­ment and scenic beauty, and we would not be nearly as ef­fec­tive at con­serv­ing lands with­out the tire­less, coura­geous work of our land trusts part­ners across the state.”

The War­ren­ton-based PEC was founded in 1972 to pro­mote and pro­tect the Vir­ginia’s Pied­mont’s ru­ral econ­omy, nat­u­ral re­sources, his­tory and beauty.

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