by Mike Ahart
Waterman Ida Hall on Sunday, October 26, was presented the 2019 Northumberland Distinguished Citizen Award at the fall social of the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) at the Bay Quarter Shores Community Club House in Heathsville.
The award is presented by NAPS each year to honor an individual, team, organization, or business in the county that advances one or more of its environmental and educational goals.
Accompanied by her brothers, Snowden Hall of Charlottesville and James Hall of Maine, she accepted the award in front of 50 attendees. She was also presented a framed Rappahannock Record article about her winning the award, which was a gift from friends at Rappahannock Hang-Ups, where she works part-time.
In Hall’s acceptance speech, she focused on the importance of preserving the area’s natural resources, cultural heritage and way of life, as well as educating present and future generations.
“We must plan and locate future developments on suitable land, educate all residents on ways to improve water quality, reduce our demands…