Nominations Now Being Accepted For Celebrating Women In Conservation Awards

PennFuture is now accepting nominations for the 4th Annual Celebrating Women In Conservation Awards.  The deadline for nominations is March 9.  Award categories include--

-- Woman of the Delaware River Watershed: This award honors an individual who has made a positive impact on water quality in the Delaware River Watershed. Her water quality work may include, but is not limited to, wildlife impacts, macroinvertebrates, land protection, stream buffers, bank rehabilitation, agriculture, water quality studies, and environmental policy.

-- Woman of Environmental Justice: This award honors an individual who has devoted her time and energy to defending those who have been the most disproportionately and negatively

affected by pollution. This individual has proven to be a voice for those who may not otherwise be heard, and actively advocates for environmental laws and policies to improve the lives of others in PA.

-- Woman of Climate and Renewable Energy: This award honors an individual who is dedicated to addressing climate impacts or championing renewable energy efforts. This woman can be active in communities, business, government and science  fields. With her skills, this woman has blazed a new trail toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for Pennsylvania.

-- Woman of Community Engagement and Environmental Education:  This award honors an individual who has dedicated herself to educating her community about sustainability and environmental policy. She is admired in her Southeast PA community for her passionate commitment to environmental awareness and to educating students and the public.

-- Woman with Lifetime Achievement in Conservation: This award celebrates the lifetime accomplishments of a remarkable woman who has made a difference by devoting significant parts of her life to protecting and enhancing Southeast PA’s natural greatness and for her tireless dedication to environmental advocacy. Nominees should have at least dedicated

25 years of work to conservation in Southeast PA.

Past honorees include Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Sister Pat Lupo of the Order of Saint Benedict, an Erie resident and avid environmental advocate.

After expanding the scope of the awards in 2017, PennFuture honored Sue Currier of Delaware Highlands Conservancy; Amy Wolfe of Trout Unlimited; Katharine Dodge of Sustainable Energy Education Development Support; Angela Lambert and Diane Madl of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; and Edith Stevens of Brodhead Watershed Association.

Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony on April 19 at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.

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[Posted: Feb. 6, 2018]


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