EARTH HERO AWARDS
Each year Earth Day Staunton recognizes one or more individuals or organizations for their outstanding efforts towards the improvement of our local environment.
2023 Earth Hero Award Recipients
INDIVIDUAL AWARD goes to BRUCE DORRIES in recognition of his many years of support in the planning of Earth Day Staunton, and for his commitment to the environment, including planting 20 acres of his property with native plants for pollinators and a pond for frogs and dragonflies. And his years spreading environmental awareness among students at Mary Baldwin University.
ORGANIZATION AWARD goes to Alleghany Mountain Institute an educational non-profit working in our community promoting future farmers and teachers to be good stewards of the land. And creating gardens in Augusta & Highland Counties to support general wellness programs and dietary education.
Here are some of our past recipients:
Steve Grande of Sustainable Shenandoah Valley is presented with the 2018 Earth Day Hero Award.