South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award

Promoting Environmental Awareness and Acknowledging Extraordinary Accomplishments in the Protection, Conservation, and Improvement of Our Natural Resources

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The state of South Carolina is seeking nominations for an award to recognize individuals who are doing extraordinary work for the natural environment. Nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2021.

The S.C. General Assembly established the S.C. Environmental Awareness Award during the 1992 legislative session to recognize outstanding contributions made toward the protection, conservation and improvement of South Carolina's natural resources.

Each year the public is invited to submit nominations that are then reviewed by an awards committee, which includes representatives from the state’s natural resource agencies. In judging nominees, the committee considers excellence in innovation, leadership, and accomplishments that influence positive changes affecting the natural environment.

Members of the awards committee represent the S.C. Forestry Commission, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.

The S.C. Environmental Awareness Award is presented annually in late winter/early spring.

Submit a Nomination

Download and review the Guidelines and Nomination Form S(PDF). Complete the nomination form, write a description of the nominee's accomplishments, and submit this information to the agency address indicated on the form.

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 31, 2021.

Previous Winners of the S.C. Environmental Awareness Award