FAYETTEVILLE, May 21, 2021 –  The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) Conservation Committee and the Fayette County James Waldrop Chapter recently presented the Southern Conservation Trust with the distinguished DAR Conservation Medal and Conservation Certificate of Award in recognition of their outstanding achievements in conservation. The award was presented by NSDAR State Regent O.B. McCorkle and accepted by Katie Pace Quattlebaum, Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust, as well as Jesse Woodsmith, Director of Conservation & Stewardship, and Caroline Creel Akeman, Director of Operations. Terri Fopiano, James Waldrop Chapter Regent, presided over the ceremony. 


“It is an honor and a privilege to accept such a distinguished award. DAR are proponents of great work including those in the conservation field,” said Katie Pace Quattlebaum, CEO & Executive Director of the Southern Conservation Trust. “Our vibrant and dedicated team is beyond honored that our conservation and education efforts have been recognized on a national level by DAR.”


This DAR Conservation award recognizes those with a “distinguished conservation record” who demonstrate outstanding efforts in wildlife and nature centers, resource management and park establishment, youth leadership and education, and the field of conservation. The NSDAR Conservation Award was approved at the local, state, and national levels of the NSDAR organization.


“We are thrilled to honor the Southern Conservation Trust with this prestigious award.  They are making a huge difference in the lives of people and our environment, both locally and regionally,” stated Bonnie Bobbitt, Conservation Chair, James Waldrop Chapter, NSDAR. 


The Southern Conservation Trust, based in Fayetteville, Georgia, is dedicated to elevating nature through exceptional stewardship throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Founded in 1993, the organization has had a leap of growth in the last five years led by Executive Director Katie Pace Quattlebaum, resulting in the conservation of over 60,000 acres, the opening of the Fayette Environmental Education Center, and the additional growth of nearly a dozen public nature preserves. The current leadership team has a drive that has given them the ability to grow beyond anything they imagined and passion to further their mission.  


About Daughters of the American Revolution

The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. It was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington D.C.


DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities, including supporting active-duty military personnel and assisting veteran patients. They also award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid annually to students and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 190,000 members in over 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years of age or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.  www.dar.org 


About the Southern Conservation Trust

The Southern Conservation Trust elevates nature through exceptional stewardship through over 60,000 acres of conserved land throughout Georgia and eleven states, as well as eight public nature areas in Fayette County, Georgia.  www.sctlandtrust.org.