Resolution Commending Coors Brewing and other Pure Water Forum Members on a Decade of Excellence

WHEREAS the concept of collaborative watershed planning was in its infancy in 1996; and

WHEREAS the Pure Water Forum was the first Roundtable established in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

WHEREAS Coors Brewing has shown remarkable and consistent leadership and support for the Roundtable of the Shenandoah Valley Basin; and

WHEREAS many other businesses, grass roots groups, agricultural associations, schools, colleges, and universities, soil and water conservation districts, state agencies, local government, recreational interests and individuals have invested countless hours to make the effort successful; and
 WHEREAS the Pure Water Forum is being used effectively as a tool to prevent and solve environmental problems and facilitate public understanding of watershed conditions; and
 WHEREAS the Pure Water Forum is a successful model for all other river basin Roundtables in the Commonwealth,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources does recognize Coors Brewing, the other Pure Water Forum members, and its partners for exemplary service to the Commonwealth of Virginia in protection of our unique natural blessings.

Adopted by a vote of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources on October 11, 2006.