John Stewart Awarded $2500 for LWP Work

The Friends of Norfolk’s Environment and the Lafayette Wetlands Partnership were presented with a check June 24 for $2,500 from Cox Enterprises and the Trust for Public Land.  While we did not prevail as the winner of the “Cox Conserves Hero Award” for all of Virginia, we can be proud that we were nominated to represent Hampton Roads. 

I’m grateful for everyone’s support during the voting process. I know that many of you shared the nomination and voting instructions with your respective networks of friends and colleagues. I received many messages of encouragement – I appreciated them all.

As I said during the award presentation today, there really are no losers in this program. Thanks to the Cox Conserves Heroes initiative, each of the three organizations in the running received a huge public push and a needed infusion of money.

Thank you for being a part of that.
— John Stewart