Garden Club of Virginia Presents the 59th Conservation Forum

Garden Club of Virginia Presents the 59th Conservation Forum

Live Events | 10/27/2017 | 8:30AM - 12:30PM

“Fracking in Virginia: From All Perspectives”

The Conservation and Beautification Committee of the Garden Club of Virginia presents this year’s Conservation Forum on the pros and cons of frackng in Virginia. Speakers will address the current status of hydraulic fracking in our state followed by a balanced discussion on impacts to our economy, water and health.

Sponsored by Grelen Nursery, Investment Management of Virginia, The Paramount Theater, Piedmont Environmental Council, and Gardy Bloemers, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch.


The Garden Club of Virginia is an active association of forty-seven garden clubs, whose members collectively form a group of more than 3,300 civic leaders from around the Commonwealth.

The Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage. Our mission is to restore historic gardens and landscapes, conserve Virginia’s natural resources, inspire a love of gardening and provide education for our members and the general public. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Ticket price includes continental breakfast.

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00 AM
Check in and Continental Breakfast

9-9:20 AM 
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Nina Mustard, President, Garden Club of Virginia
Wendy Vaughn, Chairman, Garden Club of Virginia Conservation and Beautification Committee

9:20-9:50 AM
Presentations of the Dugdale Award for Meritorious Achievement in Conservation and the GCV
 Conservation Educator Award 

9:50-10:10 AM
“Intro to Industrial Gas Development”
Richard Moncure, Tidal River Steward with the Friends of the Rappahannock

10:10-10:40 AM
“A View from Outside Virginia”
Larry Schweiger, President and CEO, PennFuture

10:40-10:45 AM
Moderator:  Will Cleveland Staff Attorney;, Southern Environmental Law Center

10:45 -11:05 AM
Panelists’ Remarks

Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Kristin Davis, Staff Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
Ruby Brabo, Chairwoman, King George County Board of Supervisors
David Clarke , Attorney with the law firm of  Eckert Seamans

11:05 a.m.-12:25 PM
Panel discussion and questions from the audience   Moderated by Will Cleveland

12:25-12:30 PM
Wrap-up Remarks

12:30 PM

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 30.00

Schedule of Events

  • October 27, 2017 | 8:30AM
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