Interesting blog from Virginia Living’s Tricia Pearsall. She wrote a story in 2008 for Virginia Living titled A River Lorax chronicling the amazing adventures of National Geographic Young Explorer, filmmaker, kayaker and passionate environmental protector, Trip Jennings. Last year, Trip won the National Geographic Channel Grant for ‘The Elephant Ivory Project’ in the Congo.
This year, another National Geographic Young Explorer from Virginia is in the running and he needs votes. Trevor Frost grew up in Ashland and graduated Passages Adventure Camp and VCU in Environmental Science. From his bio, via the National Geographic Expedition web page:
Trevor lives on the James River in Richmond, Virginia where he grew up exploring the rapids and islands of the James River Park System – the very place that inspired him to want to help better protect other parks around the world. One of Trevor’s heroes is Ralph White, a park ranger, park manager, naturalist, and educator who is largely responsible for the health and success of the James River Park System
Go to the National Geographic Channel website and cast your vote for Trevor (ends April 6).