The Paramount Theater 
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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1309 W Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 295-4333


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Garden Club of Virginia

The Garden Club of Virginia is an active association of forty-seven garden clubs, whose members collectively form a group of more than 3,300 civic leaders from around the Commonwealth.

The Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage. Our mission is to restore historic gardens and landscapes, conserve Virginia’s natural resources, inspire a love of gardening and provide education for our members and the general public.
Learn more about the Garden Club of Virginia. 


Ann Heller 
Garden Club of Virginia 

Looking for Something Fun to do in and Around Charlottesville?

Garden Club of Virginia restorations:
Kitchen Road, the GCV's recent restoration project at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
University of Virginia's Pavilion Gardens and north forecourt of the Rotunda

The Downtown Mall features more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants (many with outdoor cafes) housed in the historic buildings on and around old Main Street. 

October 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
The Paramount Theater 
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902  
Open to the Public

$30 per person (includes continental breakfast)
Student admission is free.
Registration is Closed

The Conservation and Beautification Committee of the Garden Club of Virginia
presents this year’s Conservation Forum on the pros and cons of fracking in Virginia. 

8:30-9 a.m.
Check in and Continental Breakfast

9-9:10 a.m.  
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Nina Mustard, President, Garden Club of Virginia
Wendy Vaughn, Chairman, Garden Club of Virginia Conservation and Beautification Committee

9:10-9:40 a.m.
Presentations of the Dugdale Award for Meritorious Achievement in Conservation and the
 Conservation Educator Award 

9:40-10:10 a.m.
"Principles of American Natural Gas Development”
Josh Ball, Sr. Foreman of Drilling and Completions, Central Appalachian Region
10:10-10:40 a.m.
"A View from Outside Virginia"
Larry Schweiger, President and CEO, PennFuture 

10:40-10:45 a.m.
Moderator: Will Cleveland Staff Attorney
Southern Environmental Law Center 

10:45-11:05 a.m.    
Panelists' Remarks
Richard Moncure, Tidal River Steward with the Friends of the Rappahannock
Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia
Kristin Davis, Staff Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center
Ruby Brabo, Chairwoman, King George County Board of Supervisors 
David Clarke, Attorney with the law firm of  Eckert Seamans 

11:05 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
Panel discussion and questions from the audience
Moderated by Will Cleveland                                                                         

12:25-12:30 p.m.
Wrap-up Remarks

12:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own. Recommended restaurants nearby.  

The 2017 Conservation Forum is Generously Sponsored by 


Gardy Bloemers, CFP
Vice President
Merrill Lynch