Call for Nominations for the 2002 National Wetlands Awards

Call for Nominations for the 2002 National Wetlands Awards

Environmental Law Institute

Nomination forms are currently available from the Environmental Law Institute for the 2002 National Wetlands Awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is December 15, 2001.

The Awards program honors individuals from across the United States. Awardees demonstrate extraordinary effort, innovation, and excellence in wetland conservation, research, or education through programs or

projects at the regional, state, or local level. All Awards are made to individuals, not to organizations. (Please note that federal employees are not eligible for recognition in this program.)

The five categories for the National Wetlands Awards are:

o Education/Outreach,

o Science Research,

o Volunteer Leadership,

o Land Stewardship and Development, and

o Outstanding Wetlands Program Development

A Selection Committee composed of wetland experts drawn from business, conservation organizations, and state and federal government will select the winners from among nominations received.

The awards will be presented during June 2002 in a ceremony held in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill.

Each National Wetlands Awardee provides a shining example of how individuals can make a difference in wetlands protection and restoration. The work of Awardees educates the public and neighbors in

their communities about the value of wetlands, the programs that are available to protect and restore wetlands, and how cooperation with grassroots organizations, educational organizations, private

landowners, and federal, state and local government agencies can serve to protect a

valuable resource in a constructive manner.

The program is organized by the Environmental Law Institute with the generous co-sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service, USDA Forest Service, and National Marine Fisheries Service.

The 2002 National Wetlands Awards nomination form is on the ELI webpage:

For more information about the awards program contact Dorigen Fried at (202) 939-3250 or e-mail [email protected]. You may also write to the National Wetlands Awards Program,

Environmental Law Institute, 1616 P Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 or visit the ELI website at

ELI is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization based in Washington, D.C. The Institute serves the environmental profession in business, government, the private bar, public interest organizations, academia, and the press.

Related Link: 2002 National Wetlands Awards Nomination Form

For more information contact:

Dorigen Fried
Environmental Law Institute
1616 P Street, Suite 200
DC 20010

Phone: 202-939-3250
Fax: 202-939-3868
Email: [email protected]

Posted October 3, 2001

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