Piedmont Land Conservancy
honored with
2021 Dogwood Award


On November 23, Piedmont Land Conservancy was recognized for our work in water and air quality protection as well as demonstrated excellence in our key role to unite partners and acquire funding for the future Bandera Farms Park.

The Dogwood Award, given annually by the NC Attorney General’s Office, honors North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities.

L to R: Palmer McIntyre, PLC Conservation Planner, NC Attorney General Josh Stein, & Kevin Redding, PLC Executive Director.

Piedmont Land Conservancy was honored to be among the recipients with 35 other exceptional North Carolinians who are working for a safer and healthier state. Many were honored for efforts to end the pandemic, educate students, seek justice for survivors of crimes, protect election integrity and more.

"You all are doing important work to preserve North Carolina's natural beauty and the quality of our air and water," said NC Attorney General Josh Stein, addressing both Piedmont Land Conservancy and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, who also received an award. "I am grateful to these organizations for taking steps to protect our natural resources long into the future so that not only we, but our children and our children's children can lead healthy, happy lives."

PLC was honored specifically for our work on the future Bandera Farms Park, a 115-acre, multi-jurisdictional regional park in a rapidly growing area of Guilford County. We want to acknowledge our partners in the Bandera Farms Park project. Without these partners the project never would be completed: 

  • Town of Summerfield
  • Town of Oak Ridge
  • City of Greensboro
  • Guilford County

Want to learn more about the Future Bandera Farms Park?

Read more about the plans for this project here:

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