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2019 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Rob Eckenrode & Amy Mehteny

For scientific and research endeavors using hypoviruses to control the chestnut blight fungus 

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2018 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Don & Sheryl Kines

For efforts to restore the American chestnut into eastern North American  forests as they manage the largest chestnut orchard in the State of WV. 

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2017 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Sam Muncy & Sharon Reeves Cotrill

For their tireless efforts on behalf of the WV chapter of TACF, and as a  2-term chapter treasurer.  They also oversee all efforts on behalf of  the WV chapter at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in association  with the  Boy Scouts  of America. 

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2016 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Fred Hebard & Dayle Zanzinger

For his work at The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). It would not be where it is today without the perseverance of Dr. Frederick V. Hebard, its longest tenured employee.

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2015 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Robert & Carolyn Sypolt

For initiating and managing the Duane Waddell American Chestnut Demonstration Orchard at Preston High School and at four other West Virginia sites.

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2014 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Bryan & Lisa Burhans

For  his untiring and dedicated leadership, from 2009 until July 2014, as the President and CEO of The American Chestnut Foundation, known as TACF. 

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2013 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Darrell & Gloria Dean

For co-initiating a Preston County chestnut research orchard, and maintaining a mini hybrid chestnut garden in Rowlesburg 

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2012 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Mark & Mindy Double

 For scientific and research endeavors using hypoviruses to control the chestnut blight fungus.

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2011 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Charles "Rick" & Alice Sypolt

For scientific endeavors and major contribution in establishing two Hybrid American Chestnut Orchards at Glenville State College. 

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2010 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

William & Nora MacDonald

 For scientific and research endeavors using hypoviruses to control the chestnut blight fungus. 

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2009 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Charles & Doris Wotring

For artistic and creative crafting of chestnut furniture.  

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2008 Mr. & Mrs. Chestnut

Walter "Bud" & Betty Shaver

For artistic endeavors and creative chestnut wood carvings.