Holly Springs, NC (PressExposure) February 03, 2009 -- Ward Burton, an all-time great NASCAR driver and avid conservationist, is appearing at the 2009 Eastern Sports and Outdoor ShowÂ®, presented by Chevrolet (Feb. 7-15) on February 10 & 11.
Ward Burton made the NASCAR Cup series in 1994, and today is considered one of the all-time best in NASCAR, with five Nextel Cup racing wins under his belt, including the coveted 2002 44th Daytona 500 Champion title. However, it may be his work as a conservationist that many see as his greatest and most-lasting achievement.
Burton and his foundation, The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation (www.twbwf.org), are pioneers in environmental education and advocacy, resource protection, and habitat restoration. Burton has dedicated his life to giving back our natural resources to the next generation. "Our natural resources are like a child, they have no real voice. We can either nurture or abuse them. It is our inherited responsibility as Americans to give our natural resources a positive voice for future generations to come," said Burton.
The foundation is recognized by leaders at every level of government and has partnered with several leading conservation organizations to develop state-of-the-art environmental and engineering programs. These projects serve as a conservation model both regionally and nationally.
Burton is committed to global environmental policy issues from renewable energy that enable landowners to access federal and state programs that protect their land in perpetuity and allow for the land to be passed down from generation to generation with minimal financial impact. For more show information, visit http://www.easternsportshow.com.
About Ward Burton Enterprises: Ward Burton Enterprises was created by former NASCAR driver Ward Burton to build awareness of his foundation, the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, and his other projects. The WBWF, which was founded in 1996 in Virginia, works to conserve Americaâs land and wildlife through wise stewardship while educating children and adults about the natural resources that will shape Americaâs future.
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