Environmental Protection

Jan. 15 Is National Wetlands Award Deadline

Nomination forms for the 2008 National Wetlands Awards must be emailed or postmarked by Jan. 15.The awards program honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the conservation and restoration of U.S. wetlands.

The 2008 awards will be given in six categories: Education and Outreach; Science Research; Conservation and Restoration; Landowner Stewardship; State, Tribal, and Local Program Development; and Wetland Community Leader. Program co-sponsors -- the Environmental Law Institute, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Federal Highway Administration – say they believe that rewarding these efforts helps to ensure that future generations will have quality wetlands, biological diversity, and clean water.

For more information on the program and instructions for submitting a nomination, visit www.nationalwetlandsawards.org

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