News | October 29, 2009

Scenic Virginia Names SELC the winner of its 2009 Scenic Hero Award

SELC Wins Scenic Virginia Award
[L-R] Scenic Virginia president Jane Sale Henley with Kay Slaughter, David Carr, Trip Pollard, Deborah Murray, Marirose Pratt, and Julia Bradley.

Scenic Virginia, an organization dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of Virginia’s scenic beauty and community character, has named SELC the winner of its 2009 Scenic Hero Award, its highest honor. Presented in Richmond on October 21 during the organization’s seventh annual Scenic Awards Luncheon, the award recognizes SELC for “working diligently to preserve the visual quality of our environment.” SELC also earned kudos from Scenic Virginia for its opposition to unsightly billboards and mountaintop removal coal mining, as well as for championing the Virginia Ridge and Valley Act and successfully challenging the King William Reservoir.