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For immediate release: October 4, 2002
Call for Nominations for 2003 National Wetlands Awards
Each year the environmental community comes together to honor individuals
who have dedicated their time and energy to protecting our nation's precious
wetlands. The Washington, DC-based Environmental Law Institute(r) has
presented the National Wetlands Awards since 1989. Nomination forms for the
2003 National Wetlands Awards Program are now available. The deadline for
submitting nominations is January 10, 2003.
The Awards program recognizes individuals from across the country who have
demonstrated extraordinary effort, innovation, and excellence at the
regional, state, or local level. Award categories are Education/Outreach,
Science Research, Volunteer Leadership, Land Stewardship and Development,
and Outstanding Wetlands Program Development. Organizations and federal
employees are not eligible.
A committee composed of wetland experts from federal and state agencies,
academia, conservation organizations, and the private sector selects the
Award winners. Awardees will be recognized at a Capitol Hill ceremony.
National Wetlands Awardees show how individuals can and do make a
difference. Their efforts to educate the public and surrounding communities
about the value of wetlands, the programs that are available to protect and
restore wetlands, and the value of cooperation among grassroots
organizations, educational organizations, private landowners, and federal,
state, and local government agencies to protect wetland resources.
The National Wetlands Awards Program is managed by the Environmental Law
Institute, and co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
National Marine Fisheries Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service.
For a copy of the 2003 National Wetlands Awards nomination form, visit
ELI's website at http://www.eli.org/nwa/nwaprogram.htm and download the
form. For more information on the program, contact Erica Pencak at (202)
939-3822 or e-mail [log in to unmask] You may also write to the
National Wetlands Awards Program, Environmental Law Institute, 1616 P
Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.
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