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Wildlands Conservancy Invites Friend Of The Lehigh River Nominations

The Wildlands Conservancy is seeking nominations for its Friend of the Lehigh River Awards which annually recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, institutions, or government entities for their commitment to preserving, protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Lehigh River and its watershed.

Nominations are due May 17 and can be submitted by a one-page summary of the nominee’s accomplishments and justification for receiving the award.  Contact information of the nominee and the group or individual making the nomination should be included.

This year’s award winners will be announced during Wildlands Conservancy’s Lehigh River Sojourn Closing Ceremony held at Wildlands Conservancy’s Pool Wildlife Sanctuary on June 24. 

Last year’s Friend of the Lehigh River Award winners were: Mario Spangoletti, member of the Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council; Tom Shive, retired Central Catholic High School teacher and champion for the school’s EnviroMentor program; and the Hokendauqua Chapter #535 of Trout Unlimited.

Nominations should be sent to: Friend of the Lehigh River Award Nomination Committee, c/o Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, PA 18049 or email nominations to:

For more information, contact Megan Sciarrino, director of annual fund and communications, at 610-965-4397, ext. 116 or send email to:


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