Tue 31 Mar 2015
League of Women Voters® of Loudoun County
“Birds, Bees and Butterflies”
State of Loudoun County’s Environment
Theme of Upcoming LWV-LC Annual Meeting
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kathleen Hughes, 703-314-3590
LEESBURG, VA — Nicole Hamilton, executive director of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters of Loudoun County (LWV-LC) annual meeting and luncheon at 11:30 on April 25 at the Palio Ristorante Italiano in Leesburg. The luncheon costs $35 for LWV-LC members and $40 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made by April 20.
Ms. Hamilton will address one of LWV-LC’s major policy issues––the quality of Loudoun County’s environment––as she discusses, “Birds, Bees and Butterflies.” The mission of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is to promote the preservation and proliferation of healthy wildlife habitats throughout Loudoun County. The Conservancy offers field trips, conducts habitat restoration projects like “Bringing Back the Monarch,” presents citizen science programs, and advocates on behalf of wildlife so Loudoun’s representatives know that we care about the wildlife and habitat of the county.
Nicole Hamilton was president of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy from 2004-2008 and again from 2012 to the fall of 2014. As president, Ms. Hamilton established Loudoun Wildlife’s Bluebird Nestbox Monitoring program through a partnership with the Virginia Bluebird Society; developed the Loudoun Amphibian Monitoring Program; created the “Field Guide to the Butterflies of Loudoun;” and most recently launched Loudoun Wildlife’s Monarch butterfly campaign: “Bringing Back the Monarch, Keeping the Magic Alive.” In 2014, she was asked to serve as the first executive director of the organization. Ms. Hamilton holds a master’s degree in business administration and worked for nineteen years with Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior associate.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, never supporting or opposing any political party or candidate. Formed in 1946, the LWV-LC was the first rural League of Women Voters in Virginia and was recently recognized by the national organization for increasing its membership more than 34 percent in 2013 and for its educational programs on voting rights and its voter registration of high school seniors in Loudoun County.
Reservations for lunch and checks should be sent to: League of Women Voters of Loudoun County, P.O. Box 822, Leesburg, VA 20176 by April 20. Please include contact information.