Welcome Sam Chappell!

We want to welcome Samuel Chappell as the Blue Ridge SWCD’s new Conservation Technician. He grew up in Franklin County and graduated from Ferrum College in 2021. At Ferrum, Sam joined the Boone Honors Program, Ferrum College Swim Team, and the rock-climbing team. After earning his B.S. in Environmental Science and working as an intern with the SML Water Quality Program, he went on to pursue interests in conservation and public service. Outside of work, he is an avid angler and spends most of my time at Smith Mountain Lake. ┬áSam is enthusiastic to be a part of the Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District and to work with the local farmers and community.