Call for Nominations for 2008 National Wetlands Awards
Nomination forms for the 2008 National Wetlands Awards Program are
now available. The National Wetlands Awards Program honors individuals
who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the conservation and
restoration of our nation’s wetlands. The deadline for submitting
nominations for the 2008 Awards program is January 15, 2008.
The 2008 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. Awardees will be
recognized at a Capitol Hill ceremony in May 2008.
The Washington, DC-based Environmental Law Institute has presented
the National Wetlands Awards since 1989. The Awards program recognizes
individuals who have demonstrated exceptional effort, innovation, and
excellence in wetlands conservation at the regional, state, or local
level. 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 winners please visit www.nationalwetlandsawards.org.
The National Wetlands Awards Program is directed and managed by the
Environmental Law Institute, and enjoys the sponsorship of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA
National Marine Fisheries Service, Natural Resources Conservation
Service, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Federal
Highway Administration. A committee of wetland experts representing
federal and state agencies, academia, conservation groups, and private
sector organizations selects the Award winners.
For a copy of the 2008 National Wetlands Awards nomination form, visit the National Wetlands Awards Web site.
For more information on the program, contact Amanda Martin at (202)
939-3862 or e-mail You may also write to the National Wetlands Awards
Program, Environmental Law Institute, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620,
Washington, DC 20036.