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Nominations Sought for Top Conservation Awards
The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is now accepting nominations for the 48th Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards. The program recognizes those persons and organizations who make outstanding contributions to the natural resource welfare and environmental quality of the community, parish and state. There are eight award categories for which nominations can be made. They are: professional; volunteer; business; educator; youth; elected official; communications and organization.
“We encourage people to nominate individuals, organizations and businesses who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in their efforts to conserve fish and wildlife resources, to enhance opportunities for all of our citizens to enjoy the outdoors, to improve the quality of the environment, and to educate and advocate on behalf of our natural resources in Louisiana,” said Rebecca Triche, awards program chair. “These awards are widely acclaimed as the most prestigious recognitions of conservation accomplishment that are presented annually in our state. The awards themselves, handsome statuettes of majestic wild animals, are unique to the program and highly coveted by all who receive them.”
Triche noted that, in keeping with tradition, Governor Jindal has endorsed the program and encouraged the public to make nominations.
Nominations are now open and will be accepted until February 1, 2012. The awards will be presented on March 10, 2012 at a special banquet held in conjunction with the 73rd annual convention of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center in Covington, Louisiana.
For more details and information on submitting a nomination, please see the awards program brochure. You may also find it helpful to consult LWF’s tips on submitting a nomination, as well as this model example of a winning nomination. You can also call the LWF office, 225-344-6707, for more information. Read about the conservation award winners for 2010.
The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide conservation education and advocacy organization with more than 8,000 members and 28 affiliate groups. Established in 1940, it is affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation and represents a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, fishers, campers, birders, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts.