The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is accepting nominationsfor the 53rd 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. Nominations are accepted for conservation achievement in 2016 in eight award categories: professional, volunteer, business, educator, youth, elected official, communications and organization.
The nomination deadline is February 13, 2017. The awards will be presented on March 18, 2017 at a banquet at Boudreaux’s in Baton Rouge. The awards themselves are handsome wildlife statuettes and are unique to the program.
Activities typically recognized by this program each year include efforts to conserve fish and wildlife resources, enhance opportunities for citizens to enjoy outdoor recreation, improve the quality of the environment, and/or educate and advocate on behalf of our natural resources in Louisiana. We encourage our members and the public to nominate an individual, organization or business demonstrating significant achievement in 2016.
In a statement of support for the program, Governor John Bel Edwards said, “Recognizing that wise management of our State’s natural resources is essential to the health, happiness, welfare and economic well-being of Louisiana’s citizens, and understanding that proper recognition of conservation efforts promotes wise resource management and use, I fully endorse the concept of the Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards Program as conducted annually under the auspices of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.”
Interested people can also call the LWF office, 225-344-6707, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Support the Awards program by becoming a banquet sponsor! Click here for sponsorship registration information.
Want to learn more about last years award recipients? Visit here for more information on the previous award recpients.
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