Bill Prokopchak of Trout Unlimited to Speak on Stream Restoration

For Immediate Release:
October 16, 2015

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

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Bill Prokopchak of Trout Unlimited (Winchester Chapter) will make a presentation on Stream Restoration: Conserving, Protecting, and Restoring Local Watersheds at Laurel Ridge Community College’s Middletown Campus.  The event will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in room 145 of the Science and Health Professions Building.  It is free and open to the public.


Prokopchak is a retired science teacher and school principal. He is treasurer and news editor for the local Trout Unlimited Chapter.


The Winchester Chapter of Trout Unlimited is dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of Virginia’s cold-water fisheries, and to the education of present and future fisherman.  The membership, approximately 150 strong, hails from several surrounding counties in Virginia and neighboring West Virginia.


This event is sponsored by The Northern Shenandoah Audubon Society and the Laurel Ridge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Club. For more information contact Brenda Wiens, Laurel Ridge Associate Professor of Biology, at 540-868-7175 or [email protected].photo collage



Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

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Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.