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"... inspire others to outstanding accomplishments on behalf of Virginia’s natural resources."

With gratitude for the gracious memorial from her family, the Garden Club of Virginia established the Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award in 2009. The award’s intent is to fund implementation of a conservation project that will serve as a catalyst for community action. It is a monetary award presented annually to a person, persons or club, or in concert with other Virginia conservation organizations, for either natural resource conservation or environmental protection within the Commonwealth. 

The award makes possible implementation of specific, tangible projects that directly benefit natural resource conservation or environmental protection within the Commonwealth. Award recipients’ contribution to the project must be directly evident and measurable, and each project would inspire others to outstanding accomplishments on behalf of Virginia’s natural resources.

Nominations should be mailed by March 1 to:

Garden Club of Virginia
Kent-Valentine House
12 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219

History of Bessie Carter Winners

2012

The Northern Neck Land Conservancy and The Garden Club of the Northern Neck

2010

The Boxwood Garden Club, The James River Garden Club, Three Chopt Garden Club, The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton

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