National Wetlands Awards Call for Nominations Now Open, New Nomination Process Announced
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the National Wetlands Awards! As we celebrate this milestone, ELI is introducing a new nomination process. This process is intended to streamline nominations for both nominators and the Selection Committee.
The National Wetlands Awards are presented annually to individuals who have excelled in wetlands protection, restoration, and education. They are administered by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, NOAA Fisheries, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. These federal agencies support the program financially, through participation in the selection committee, and/or through participation in the ceremony.
Please take note of these key dates in the nomination process:
December 4, 2013: Deadline to submit short-form nomination – a summary of the nominee’s accomplishments
***Please note that this deadline must be met in order for a nominee to be considered. Unlike in past years, there will be no extension of the nomination deadline.***
December 20, 2013: Nominators of finalists invited to submit full nomination
February 15, 2014: Deadline to submit full nomination
April 2014: Winners announced