Carol Carter (Albemarle GC), Anne Beals (Rappahannock Valley GC), Conservation and Beautification Chair, Robert Carter, and Kim Cory, President, Albemarle GC, recipient of the 2014 Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award

Albemarle Garden Club received the Bessie Bocock Carter Award for their project “Interpreting the Bog Garden – Where Conservation, Horticulture and Civic Projects Meet.” The project was created “to enhance the beauty and wildlife habitat of a city park wetland with interpretive signage and print materials and to enable better understanding of storm water rain gardens, wetlands plants, and bio systems for the general public and for school field trips.” Ongoing volunteer maintenance will be provided by the Albemarle Garden Club and their project partner organizations including the Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation, Rivanna Master Naturalists, and the Garden Club of America Partners for Plants.

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