Valley Conservation Council announced the winners of its 2013 Better Models for Development Awards at a ceremony held at 4 p.m. on May 8 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton.
This year's eleven winners exemplify approaches to building and development that enhance the character of Shenandoah Valley communities while minimizing impacts on natural and cultural resources.
Award recipients were:
Winchester, which won the Outstanding Corridor Transformation award for its Amherst Street Improvement and Green Circle Trail.
The White House Farm Foundation in Page County, which won the Rural Heritage Award for White House Farm.
The Town of Toms Brook and People Incorporated of Virginia, which won the Community Pride: New Life for an Old Landmark award for Toms Brook School Apartments.
Terry Fogle, Randy Fogle and Warren Schennum won the Building Community in New Construction award for Fort Valley Nursery in Woodstock.
The Town of Woodstock won the Best Town Conservation Area award for Indian Spring Wetland Park in Woodstock.
For more information, call 877-216-1782 or visit www.valleyconservation.org.