The 2014 Friend of the Mountain Award was presented to Al Van Huyck, founding member of Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and former President of the Friends Board of Directors, for his commitment and leadership in conservation work across the region. Al is currently a member of the Land Use committee and in addition […]
On Thursday, May 29 at Loudoun Valley High School’s “Evening of Honors” Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains presented the first annual “Jane Pratt Blue Ridge Mountains Education Award.” The honored recipient was LVHS senior Christina Nelson of Purcellville. Christina is an A + student in environmental science. She is president of Loudoun Valley’s Environmental […]
Dr. Dorothy Jane “Jane” Pratt, founding member of Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, former Friends member and head of the Land Use Committee, died on August 12th after battling recurrence of cancer. Jane spent more than 35 years in the field of sustainable, equitable development and environmental stewardship at both the domestic and global levels.