VCTU announces 2013 award winners

VCTU Chair Graham Simmerman presents Heather Davidson of the Mountain Empire Chapter a Certificate of Appreciation.

VCTU Chair Graham Simmerman presents Heather Davidson of the Mountain Empire Chapter a Certificate of Appreciation.


The Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited held its annual awards program on September 7 at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia.

Several TU chapters and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments in the last year. Award descriptions can be found here. The 2013 award winners were:

 

Youth Education

Mark Zimmerman, Carl Rettenberger, and Dan Brakensiek from the Winchester Chapter

Conservation Project of the Year

Mountain Empire

Mike Barbour Award

Joe Malloy, Skyline Chapter

Best Website

Northern Virginia Chapter

Best Newsletter

Rapidan Chapter

Membership Award (Small Chapter)

Mountain Empire

Membership Award (Large Chapter)

Northern Virginia Chapter

Conservationist of the Year

Kevin Anderson, TU National

Council of Excellence

Skyline Chapter

Chairman’s Award

Appalachian Electric Power

 

The following individuals were recognized with Certificates of Achievment.

  • Heather Davidson – Mountain Empire
  • Howard Williams – New River Valley
  • J.D. Foster – Rapidan
  • B.J. Valentine – Rapidan
  • Matt Miles – Skyline
  • Gary Sullivan – Skyline
  • John Edelen – Thomas Jefferson
  • Bill Conlin – Massanutten
  • Henry Bowser – Massanutten
  • Martha Kleder – Massanutten
Chuck Hoysa is the Virginia State Coordinator for Trout In The Classroom, contact him at chuck.hoysa@dgif.virginia.gov