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HONORING PAUL VAN BOOVEN *
Kentucky Nature Preserves Award & Remarks *
KRC Director Receives 2003 Nature Preserves Commission Biological Diversity Protection Award *
KRC speaks on the "State of Kentucky's Environment" at Scenic Kentucky gathering *
2003 Appalachian Studies Association Conference *
After a four-year battle with cancer, Paul Van Booven died at age 52 on January 10. Paul, former Associate Dean of the UK College of Law and General Counsel to the University of Kentucky, was instrumental in the difficult legal battle to secure protection of UK's Robinson Forest from strip mining, and in helping to guide the University Board of Trustees and President in a recent affirmation that the University of Kentucky Robinson Scholars Program will not be funded through mining the 14,000-acre main block of the Robinson Forest. Paul will be remembered by all of us who attended the UK College of Law during his tenure, as a thoughtful, caring, conscientious advisor and friend. We are better for having known him. The Kentucky Resources Council, Inc., has made a donation to the Robinson Scholars Program in honor of Paul, and invites you to also consider making a donation in his memory to: UK Robinson Scholars Program, 104 Sturgill Development Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506
Remarks of Clara Wheatley, Chair, Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission, on Presentation of KSNPC 2003 Biological Diversity Protection Award to the Kentucky Resources Council and its Director, December 2, 2003
In presenting the 2003 Biological Diversity Protection Award to KRC, State Nature Preserves Commission Chair Clara Wheatley had kind words for the work of KRC over the past 20 years. Click here to read her comments.
On December 2, 2003, the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission awarded the Kentucky Resources Council and its Director the 2003 Biological Diversity Protection Award. To read the written statement of KRC's Director on receiving the award, click here.
On November 12, KR Director Tom FitzGerald spoke at a gathering sponsored by Scenic Kentucky, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoration and protection of the visual environment. Scenic Kentucky has long advocated for improvements in signage regulation, protection of scenic byways, and better regulation of billboards.
To read the November 12 speech click here.
KRC Director Tom FitzGerald had the privilege of providing the keynote speech for the 2003 Appalachian Studies Association Conference in Richmond, Kentucky on March 28, 2003. The conference theme this year was "Building A Healthy Region: Environment, Culture and Community." For more about the important work of the ASA, visit them at www. appalachianstudies.org, Click on the headline above to read Fitz's speech.
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