The Helen And Tayloe Murphy Conservation Leadership In Government Award

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Established in 2023, The Helen and Tayloe Murphy Conservation Leadership in Government Award recognizes outstanding individuals in the government of the Commonwealth of Virginia who have rendered exemplary service and visionary leadership in the conservation and wise development of the natural resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and who demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. Named in honor of Helen and Tayloe Murphy, both known for their public and private roles in championing and addressing environmental challenges, the award will recognize those who exemplify commitment and service, mirroring the Murphys’ legacy of preservation efforts, public service, and contributions to Virginia’s natural and historic treasures. Helen served on the board of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and as Garden Club of Virginia president from 1992-1994. Tayloe served a pivotal role in the passage of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act during his tenure in the legislature and served as Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2002-06.

Nominations are due June 1.