David Sligh, Wild Virginia’s very own Conservation Director, was recently named a winner of the River Hero Award through the River Network!
One of only five awardees across the United States, David was nominated for his environmental enthusiasm and commitment to preserving water bodies and water quality. Over the last thirty-five years he has made a significant impact educating and advocating for clean water. He is dedicated to pushing for legislation that protects water quality to and creating a connection between government regulators and the common people.
Over the years, David has made an impact through a variety of different organizations and in many different roles, including his work as a lawyer for environmental non-profits, Riverkeeper, state and national level advocate, environmental consultant, and last but not least, as the Conservation Director of Wild Virginia.
David’s influence and significance as an advocate for clean water have set him apart throughout the many states he worked in. David Sligh has always displayed strong commitment to preserving water quality and our beloved forest ecosystems.
To find out more about David’s work with Wild Virginia: http://wildvirginia.org/about-us/staff/
To find out more about the River Hero Award and David’s nomination: https://www.rivernetwork.org/events-learning/awards/river-heroes/