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2016 S.C. Environmental Awareness Award Call for Nominations October 20, 2017

Environmental Awareness.

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 January 19, 2018.

The S.C. Environmental Awareness, now in its 24th year, was established by S.C. General Assembly 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. 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 S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.

The 2015 Environmental Awareness Award winner, Mark Madden, was honored for his passionate work in environmental education and natural history interpretation for almost 30 years in South Carolina. Mr. Madden is the interpretation and stewardship manager for the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission in Charleston, SC.

Previous winners of the Environmental Awareness Award include:

Nomination Form (PDF)

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