Chesapeake Conservancy announces 2022 ‘Champions of the Chesapeake’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Chesapeake Conservancy recently announced the 2022 Champions of the Chesapeake, recognizing extraordinary leaders from across the Chesapeake for their significant and exemplary accomplishments that protect and restore natural systems and cultural resources.

Rappahannock Tribe Chief Anne Richardson and Vince Leggett, founder and president of Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, were named Champions of the Chesapeake for demonstrating that tireless work leads to notable achievements in conservation.

“Chief Richardson and Vince Leggett were the driving forces and incredible partners behind two of the most significant conservation achievements in the Chesapeake this year,” said Chesapeake Conservancy president and chief executive officer Joel Dunn.

Chief Richardson has been instrumental in the return to the Rappahannock Tribe of a 465-acre sacred site at Fones Cliffs on the eastern side of the Rappahannock….

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