Town of Pulaski Receives Lynn Caldwell Restoration Award from New River Conservancy

On Sunday, July 28th, 2019, the Town of Pulaski was formally recognized by the New River Conservancy for its steadfast approach to ensuring the well-being and beauty of the New River with the Lynn Caldwell Restoration Award. The award signifies a locality’s continued support in restoring and protecting the New River and the various watersheds that connect to it. The New River Conservancy recognized the Town of Pulaski’s significant stewardship for Peak Creek, a vital part of the ecosystem in Pulaski.

The Town’s stewardship of Peak Creek includes a strong partnership with the Friends of Peak Creek, Incorporated, a non-profit organization who plays a critical role in conservation efforts for the tributary. Nichole Hair, Deputy Town Manager, noted the extent of this partnership when accepting the award, saying that “the Town of Pulaski is honored to receive the Lynn Caldwell Restoration Award from the New River Conservancy.  Peak Creek is an asset to our community and its health and vibrancy is contributed to the dedication of countless volunteer hours.  This award is truly a community award.  A huge thank you goes out to the Friends of Peak Creek for their dedication to cleanups, education and restoration.”

Friends of Peak Creek has made great strikes in their mission to reverse the deterioration of Peak Creek and promote it as an ecological and recreation resource. The efforts of the Friends of Peak Creek are supported by donations and the dedication of various volunteers who have given their time to seeing Peak Creek made cleaner and more appealing.

Awarded only once annually, The Lynn Caldwell Restoration Award is a prestigious accolade that the Town of Pulaski is honored to receive. The Town looks forward to continuing the important work of preserving and promoting Peak Creek and the New River at large, in partnership with Friends of Peak Creek, Inc.

The Town of Pulaski is consistently on the lookout for ways to improve its connection with the natural ecosystem that is linked to our Town. Through relationships with volunteer organizations and non-profits, good Samaritans who keep a watchful eye throughout our parks and recreational facilities, or our local officials striving to implement new practices and procedures, Pulaski is committed to preserving and uplifting the beauty of the New River Valley.

For more information on the Friends of Peak Creek, please visit their website at

For further inquiries about The Town of Pulaski and its receipt of the Lynn Caldwell Restoration Award, please contact Nichole Hair, Deputy Town Manager, by phone at 540-994-8610 or by email at