Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District
By Kate Norris
Kate Norris (Biography)
Kate Norris has been employed by the Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District since 1999. She began working with the Conservation District as a Conservation Specialist. Combining her expertise in horse farm management with an interest in natural resource conservation she subsequently led a very successful outreach program in the horse community. In November 2002 she was promoted to District Manager at the Conservation District where she continues her work in the agricultural community while ensuring the District meets its broader mission. In December 2002 the Virginia Association of Conservation District Employees recognized her innovation and leadership by awarding her the employee of the year award.
Prior to her work in the field of natural resource conservation, Ms. Norris graduated in 1995 from Virginia Intermont College with a B.A. degree in equine science. She has worked in the horse industry as a farm manager, instructor, trainer, and vet technician at an equine hospital. She currently lives with her husband Pete on a small, environmentally-friendly, horse property in Gainesville, Virginia. She enjoys sharing her love of horses and nature.