Awards and Recognitions

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Awards and Recognitions 2018-01-19T20:18:07+00:00

Albert McGhee receives the York Grant Basin award in 2015 from Todd Haymore, Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry and Clyde Christman, Director of Va Dept. of Conservation & Recreation

Clean Water Farm Award

The Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation sponsors the Clean Water Farm Award Program. Local Conservation Districts provide awards to deserving farmers who implement conservation practices to protect water quality. These farmers deserve recognition for their work and also for the fact that they serve as role models who encourage stewardship in others. From the pool of local Clean Water Farm Award recipients, up to 10 grand winners are selected each year from Virginia’s major river basins.

For more information, or to nominate yourself or another farm, click here: Information & nomination form for Clean Water Farm Award.

Clean Water Farm Award winners: Mark and Dana Campbell with their sons

Recent winners of the TJSWCD Clean Water Farm Award:

2017
James River Basin: Innisfree Farm
York River Basin: Spring Valley Farm, Jack and Sharon Manzari

2016
James River Basin: Deer Creek Farm, Campbell Family (also won Grand Basin Award)
York River Basin: Burnley Farm, Fisher Family (also won Grand Basin Award)

2015
James River Basin: Dovedale Farm, Corky Shackelford (owner) & Dave Norford (manager)
York River Basin: Vivian Scott Richardson, Sr. Memorial Farm, Albert McGhee (also won Grand Basin Award)

2014
James River Basin: Fox Mountain Farm, Ronnie Morris (also won Grand Basin Award)
York River Basin: Palo-Alto Farm, Richard C. Hartley

2013
James River Basin: Woodstock Farm, Paul Coleman
York River Basin: James Kean family farm

2012
James River Basin: Friendship Court, and Modesto Farms, George Goin
York River Basin: Bracketts Farm, E.A. Nolting Charitable Foundation

2011
James River Basin: David Norford, Piedmont Manor Farm
York River Basin: Mark & Doniphan Howland, Corduroy Farm

2010
James River Basin: Rivanna Farm
York River Basin: Robert Norton, Norfields Farm

Louisa HS Envirothon Team, with Coach Jancaitis-Martinak, studies trees to prepare for Envirothon

Recent winners of the TJSWCD Envirothon

2017
Special Topic: Agricultural Soil & Water Conservation Stewardship
Louisa HS and Albemarle HS advance to the regional competition. ACHS places 2nd / LCHS places 4th
Albemarle advances to State, placing 5th out of 16 teams

2016
Special Topic: Invasive Species
Louisa HS and Albemarle HS advance to the regional competition. LCHS places 2nd / ACHS places 5th
Louisa Co. High School advances to State, placing 6th out of 17 teams

2015
Special Topic: Urban and Community Forestry
Louisa HS and Albemarle HS advance to the regional competition. LCHS places 3rd / ACHS 4th
Louisa Co. High School advances to State, placing 8th out of 20 teams

2014
Special Topic: Sustainable Agriculture, Locally Grown
Louisa HS & Albemarle HS advance to the regional competition. ACHS places 2nd / LCHS places 3rd
Albemarle advances to State, placing 7th out of 16 teams

2013
Special Topic: Forage and Grassland Ecosystems
Louisa HS & Albemarle HS advance to the regional competition. ACHS places 3rd / LCHS places 4th
Albemarle advances to State Competition. Could not find results – before my time

Albemarle HS at state Envirothon competition

Louisa County High School Teacher Kim Jancaitis-Martinak was awarded this honor in 2016

Teacher of the Year

Periodically, the TJSWCD awards a deserving teacher, the Teacher of the Year Award. In 2016, Kim Jancaitis-Martinak, of Louisa County High School was awarded this honor. Mrs. Martinak has taught in the Louisa County Public Schools for 12 years and holds triple endorsements to teach science – earth science, biology, and chemistry. Kim has found avenues for students to connect to science & conservation, and Envirothon is one of them.