2020 -2021 Annual Meeting Saturday, September 25, 2021
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Bobby Whitescarver, his wife Jeanne & their dog Val
“Writing, Publishing, and Selling a Book by an Unknown Author!”
This humorous but informative presentation by VOWA’s own Bobby Whitescarver is about what he learned during his three year journey to publish and sell, Swoope Almanac: Stories of love, land, and water in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. And a journey it was . . . and still is!
Bobby is a “watershed restoration scientist, farmer, award-winning writer and educator” with thirty-one years of field experience. Bobby has won numerous honors for his conservation work regarding clean water, saving the Chesapeake Bay, and soil health. Bobby and Jeanne, with the help of Val, operate a commercial cow-calf operation in Swoope Virginia.
Bobby holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Virginia Tech and a master’s in public administration from James Madison University. You can read more about Bobby’s book which has been nominated for some prestigious awards on our VOWA News page.
“Greenland 2019: Photographing an Adventure!”
Join Lynda Richardson as she takes you on a short trip to the island of Kulusuk in southeastern Greenland to experience a week of native dog sledding over the sea ice, polar bear awareness training, as well as tasting the local fare, seal. Needless to say, it was a beautiful, scary, challenging, and cold experience!
Lynda, Art Director for Virginia Wildlife Magazine, is on the far left in the Greenland image wearing a blue hood with rabbit fur. In her thirty years’ experience as a professional photographer, Lynda Richardson has traveled to Africa, Central and South America, Cuba, and throughout the United States on assignment. Her specialty is shooting endangered species, environmental issues, nature and wildlife. Her work has been featured by major magazines and organizations such as the Smithsonian, the National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy and the National Geographic Society.
Special Guests: We have invited the Senior leadership Team of the Department of Wildlife Resources including the new Editor of Virginia Wildlife Magazine
Molly Sorge Kirk
New Editor Virginia Wildlife Magazine
Molly Sorge Kirk recently took on the role of Creative Content Manager at the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. She acts as editor of Virginia Wildlife magazine and oversees the content of the agency’s website and email newsletters, and Notes from the Field, as well.
Molly enjoyed a 20-year career at the prominent equestrian publication The Chronicle of the Horse where she reported and photographed at Olympic Games, World Championships, and World Cup Finals. She served as Assistant Editor and Website Content Editor. She also worked in equestrian public relations for a few years after leaving the Chronicle, learning the PR side of the business.