Annual awards given by WNC Alliance.

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The 23rd Esther Cunningham Award was recently awarded to Dee Eggers, associate professor of environmental studies at UNC-Asheville and past chair of the Western North Carolina Alliance's (WNCA) Steering Committee. The award, named after the founder of the WNCA, Esther Cunningham from Macon County, is presented annually to a resident of the region who has provided outstanding community service in conserving our natural resources. "Dee's longtime service to the Alliance and her dedication to the protection of the natural environment made her the clear choice," remarked Alliance Steering Committee Chair DJ Gerken when he announced this year's winner.

At the Alliance's annual meeting, they also presented the New Growth Award to the Haywood County...

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