A non-profit organization, the Wilcox Watershed Conservancy is composed of Petersburg Garden Club members along with Petersburg City representatives.
The group is committed to Lee Memorial Park, including rehabilitation of parking areas and the lake area, reestablishment of trails and wildflower areas, and the construction of a nature center.
Their annual meeting was held in the Library Community Room on October 20, 2009.
Larry Tucker is president of the Wilcox Watershed Conservancy.
Treasurer Betty Guthrie and President Larry Tucker present an award to Eagle Scouts for volunteer work in Lee Park.
The annual meeting included a reception for members and guests.
Dr. Linda Pittman, Professor of Geography & Religion.
On display during the meeting.
SPECIAL CONNECTION TO RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE
Until construction of the Lee Park Nature Center is complete, the Richard Bland College Library is storing the Petersburg Garden Club's herbarium collection along with botanical watercolors by Virginia artist Bessie Niemeyer Marshall.
The book With Paintbrush and Shovel: Preserving Virginia's Wildflowers includes reprints of Marshall's botanical watercolors.
Bessie Niemeyer Marshall's artwork depicts a WPA project that put women to work in Petersburg, Virginia, creating a wildflower sanctuary during the 1930s.
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