For more than 20 years, the National Wetlands Awards program has recognized individuals who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and excellence in wetland conservation. Recipients provide important lessons on how ordinary citizens across the country can make a difference in wetlands preservation and restoration efforts. The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2010 Awards Program is December 15, 2009.
The 2010 National Wetlands Awards Program will honor individual achievement in the following six categories: Education and Outreach, Science Research, Conservation and Restoration, Landowner Steward-ship, State, Tribal, and Local Program Development, and Wetland Community Leader. Organizations and federal employees are not eligible. At a Capitol Hill ceremony in May 2010, award recipients.
The National Wetlands Awards are presented annually in Washington, DC, by the Environmental Law Institute since 1989. Past winners have shown a dedication to preserving America’s remaining wetlands; educating people about their importance; and working with a wide range of organizations and interests to expand wetland preservation.
The National Wetlands Awards Program is managed and directed by the Environmental Law Institute, with assistance from the US EPA, US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, USDA Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Federal Highway Administration. The award recipients are chosen by a committee of wetland experts.
The National Wetlands Awards are given annually for outstanding achievements in conservation and education. For a copy of the 2010 National Wetlands Awards nomination form, go to www.nationalwetlandsawards.org. To learn more about the program, contact Landon Yoder at (202) 939-3829
The EELI is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that specializes on environmental law and policy. The Institute supports the environmental profession in the business, government, legal profession, private bar, public interest organizations, academe, and media.