Ruth Bugas, Augusta Garden Club, Paul Bugas, Dugdale Award recipient, 
Jeanette Cadwallender, President, and Conservation Chairman Tuckie Westfall

Paul E. Bugas received the Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale Award for Conservation at the 2014 Conservation Forum November 12 in Norfolk. He is a fisheries biologist who has rendered outstanding service in the conservation and wise development of the natural resources of Virginia. Mr. Bugas has dedicated his life to the preservation of fisheries and waterways, focusing on the correct management of these habitats as he works with local, state, federal and non-profit organizations to oversee habitats in 29 counties. Besides publishing, teaching, and taking time to speak to youth on the importance of conserving our natural resources, Mr. Bugas has mentored many students who have gone on to pursue careers in Environmental Science.

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