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Nominations Sought for State Conservation Awards

November 29, 2012 2:30 PM

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is now accepting nominations for the 49th Governor's State Conservation Achievement Awards.  The program recognizes those persons and organizations making 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.

Nominations will be accepted until January 21, 2013.  The awards will be presented on February 23, 2013 at a special banquet held in conjunction with the 74th annual convention of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

The awards themselves, handsome statuettes of majestic wild animals, are unique to the program, which is presented in partnership with National Wildlife Federation.  

In keeping with tradition, Governor Jindal has endorsed the program and encouraged the public to make nominations.

Self-nominations are welcome as are those submitted by others. Nominees are encouraged to cooperate with a nominator in providing adequate background information in support of their nomination.

Help us recognize those individuals, organizations and businesses who demonstrate significant achievement 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.

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 or email for more information. Read about the conservation award winners for 2011 and their oustanding conservation achevements.

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide conservation education and advocacy organization with more than 10,000 members and 27 affiliate groups.  Established in 1940, it is affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation and represents a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, anglers, campers, birders, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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