About Freeda Cathcart

Roanoke, Virginia

Freeda Cathcart volunteers 40-60 hours a week to protect water and endangered species in Virginia.  She is a cheerful champion for the environment and is dedicated to protecting our water and endangered species.

She has documented the Mountain Valley Pipeline polluting the habitat of the endangered Roanoke logperch and has been a forceful advocate for the environment at the state and federal levels.  She conducts diligent research to strengthen her advocacy efforts. She is the President of the General Federation of Woman’s Club (GFWC) Star Woman’s Club and through her work, her club has been recognized as an official intervenor on the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission docket. She has also served as Environmental Chair for the GFWC Virginia Northern District.

Freeda also works to save endangered woodlands from development in Roanoke City. To do so, she educates neighborhood and civic groups about how the woodlands protect our streams and endangered species from storm runoff.

Freeda has selected the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and its Educational Foundation as the Cox Conserves Heroes grant recipient.