HJ354: Commending the River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 354
Commending the River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 8, 2022
Agreed to by the Senate, March 9, 2022

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts provide farmers throughout the Commonwealth with education, technical assistance, and incentive programs to encourage nutrient reduction and water quality improvement; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly passed legislation in 1998 to establish the Clean Water Farm Award Program, which is administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation; and

WHEREAS, the Clean Water Farm Award Program furthers the Commonwealth’s water quality goals by recognizing farmers actively engaged in implementing important conservation practices that control nutrients, sediment, and other agricultural nonpoint source pollutants; and

WHEREAS, the Soil and Water Conservation Districts selected local farms across the Commonwealth for recognition in 2021 as winners of the Clean Water Farm Award; and

WHEREAS, farms have been selected to represent the Commonwealth’s major river basins and to recognize the exemplary efforts of such farms in implementing best management practices; and

WHEREAS, those winners are:

Alan Purcell, Purcell Farm, Russell County, for the Big Sandy-Upper Tennessee River Basin;

Jared Webb, Oak Level Farms, Sussex County, for the Chowan River Basin;

Rob Harrison, Harrison Cattle Company, Fluvanna County, for the James River Basin;

The Scott-May Farm, Bland County, for the New River Basin;

Ann Backer, Smitten-Salem Farm, Fauquier County, for the Potomac River Basin;

The McDaniel Family, Heavenly Acres Farm, Greene County, for the Rappahannock River Basin;

Alex Hunt, Franklin County, for the Roanoke River Basin;

Garber Farms Inc., Augusta County, for the Shenandoah River Basin; and

Keenbell Farm, Hanover County, for the York River Basin; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend and congratulate the River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare copies of this resolution for presentation to the River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for their commitment to conserving the Commonwealth’s natural resources and their outstanding conservation achievements.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 354

Offered March 4, 2022
Commending the River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award.
Patron-- Ware

WHEREAS, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts provide farmers throughout the Commonwealth with education, technical assistance, and incentive programs to encourage nutrient reduction and water quality improvement; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly passed legislation in 1998 to establish the Clean Water Farm Award Program, which is administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation; and

WHEREAS, the Clean Water Farm Award Program furthers the Commonwealth’s water quality goals by recognizing farmers actively engaged in implementing important conservation practices that control nutrients, sediment, and other agricultural nonpoint source pollutants; and

WHEREAS, the Soil and Water Conservation Districts selected local farms across the Commonwealth for recognition in 2021 as winners of the Clean Water Farm Award; and

WHEREAS, farms have been selected to represent the Commonwealth’s major river basins and to recognize the exemplary efforts of such farms in implementing best management practices; and

WHEREAS, those winners are:

Alan Purcell, Purcell Farm, Russell County, for the Big Sandy-Upper Tennessee River Basin;

Jared Webb, Oak Level Farms, Sussex County, for the Chowan River Basin;

Rob Harrison, Harrison Cattle Company, Fluvanna County, for the James River Basin;

The Scott-May Farm, Bland County, for the New River Basin;

Ann Backer, Smitten-Salem Farm, Fauquier County, for the Potomac River Basin;

The McDaniel Family, Heavenly Acres Farm, Greene County, for the Rappahannock River Basin;

Alex Hunt, Franklin County, for the Roanoke River Basin;

Garber Farms Inc., Augusta County, for the Shenandoah River Basin; and

Keenbell Farm, Hanover County, for the York River Basin; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend and congratulate the River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare copies of this resolution for presentation to the River Basin Grand Winners of the Clean Water Farm Award as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for their commitment to conserving the Commonwealth’s natural resources and their outstanding conservation achievements.