Reminder: 2002 National Wetlands Awards Nominations Due December 15

Reminder: 2002 National Wetlands Awards Nominations Due December 15

Environmental Law Institute

*Call for Nominations for 2002 National Wetlands Awards**

Deadline for nominations: December 15, 2001

Nomination forms are currently available from the Environmental Law

Institute for the 2002 National Wetlands Awards.

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 May 2002 in a ceremony held in Washington, DC on

Capital 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


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


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: National Wetlands Awards Program

For more information contact:

Dorigen Fried
Environmental Law Institute
1616 P Street, NW Suite 200
DC 20036

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

Posted November 28, 2001

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