Letter: William H. Harrison, Leesburg

Editor:  Northern Virginia mourns the passing of Su Webb, a consummate conservationist and preservationist. Su devoted most of her life trying to preserve critical space and parks for the citizens in one of the fastest growing populations in the United States.

The past nine years, Su served as president of the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling. The museum has a goal of “preserving, promoting and bringing to life the rich agricultural heritage of Loudoun County.”

She volunteered her time to make sure the educational programs met the needs of both young and old. The museum attracts approximately 20,000 people annually.

While serving as president of the museum, Su also served as chairman of the Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Board, and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. She also served on the board of the Loudoun Preservation Society and the Piedmont Environmental Council.

Her connection with all these groups helped weave together the fabric of these organizations so they were more cohesive in working towards the same goals of preserving our history and as much open space as possible.

We salute Su Webb for her lifetime achievements of helping make Loudoun County and Northern Virginia a better place to live.

William H. Harrison, Leesburg

Historian of the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

 

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