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Richard Donovan Awarded DARS National Conservation Award

Richard Donovan Awarded National Conservation Award

Read this article in TCA’s newsletter Conservation Progress First Quarter 2013 [pdf] >>

Richard Donovan was honored with three awards March 15, 2013 at a gala in Houston.  Daughters of the American Revolution presented to Richard M. Donovan of Lufkin – Certificates of Recognition for state and national levels, and the National Medal for Conservation. 

“There was  never any question who we would nominate for the DAR Conservation Award,” said Virginia Welch, Chairman of the Conservation Award Committee [ ].

Donovan helped organize support for creation of the Neches River National Wildlife Refuge, formed groups that built trails and encouraged management for wildlife in national forests, promoted tourism in East Texas, and spearheaded a project to clear a boat path through logs and hurricane debris on the Neches to make it more accessible for recreation.Richard Donovan receives DARS National Conservation Award

“I’m humbled and deeply touched that DAR would honor me with this award,“ says Richard Donovan. “I’m especially pleased because it puts East Texas and the Neches River in the limelight and lets people in other areas know what a treasure we have right here at home.”