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2011 Environmental Awareness Award Call for Nominations

Nov 11, 2011 | News

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 December 31, 2011.

The S.C. General Assembly established the Environmental Awareness Award, now in its 19th year, 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 S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.

Frank S. Holleman, III received the award in 2010 for exceptional leadership, creativity, and passion for conservation and education during his leadership at Naturaland Trust. Mr. Holleman was instrumental in conservation of the Blue Wall Connection and Stumphouse Mountain.