Wetlands Protection Award: Call for nominations

Call for Nominations for the 2010 National Wetlands Awards

Nomination forms for the 2010 National Wetlands Awards Program are now available at www.nationalwetlandsawards.org. For more than 20 years, the National Wetlands Awards program has honored individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication, innovation, and excellence in wetlands conservation. Recipients provide critical examples of how individual citizens across the country can, and do, make a difference in wetlands protection 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 six categories: Education and Outreach; Science Research; Conservation and Restoration; Landowner Stewardship; State, Tribal, and Local Program Development; and Wetland Community Leader. Organizations and federal employees are not eligible. Award recipients will be recognized at a Capitol Hill ceremony in May 2010.

The Washington, DC-based Environmental Law Institute has presented the National Wetlands Awards since 1989. Past award recipients share a dedication to protecting the nation’s remaining wetlands; educating citizens, students, and agencies about the value of wetlands; and working with a diverse array of organizations and interests to advance wetland protection. To learn more about previous award recipients please visit www.nationalwetlandsawards.org.