2015 Land Conservation Awards
Feb. 5, 2016
For Immediate Release
2015 Land Conservation and Tree Preservation Award Winners Celebrated
A public ceremony was held in the Fairfax County Government Center board auditorium on Jan. 29, 2016, to recognize the winners of the 2015 Land Conservation and Tree Preservation Awards. Organizations and individuals were acknowledged for demonstrating best practices in preserving the county’s soil and water resources and protecting trees during development projects. Watch the awards ceremony online.
The annual awards program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services in cooperation with the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District and the Fairfax Tree Commission.
The Land Conservation Awards program was established in the early 1970s to provide an incentive for developers to reduce erosion at their construction sites and to publicly recognize erosion and sedimentation (E&S) plans that are correctly implemented and maintained. The program is managed by Skip Raynor, a code specialist in the land development services division of the county’s public works department. This year’s winners were selected by judges from the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Sixteen active construction sites were nominated.
Winners of the Tree Preservation and Planting Awards, which is sponsored by the Fairfax County Tree Commission and recognizes developers who preserve trees and incorporate landscaping into their sites, were also recognized.
Details and images of winning projects were shared during the awards presentation.
The Vinson Hall Retirement Community received awards for tree planting and tree preservation