Environmental Law Institute - National Wetlands Awards
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Award Categories Block
20th Anniversary Award for Sustained Contributions
Conservation and Restoration
Education and Outreach
Land Stewardship and Development
Lifetime Achievement Award
Local Government Category
Outstanding Program Development
Special Award for Public Policy Leadership
State, Tribal, and Local Program Development
Wetland Community Leader
Mary and Jon "Jay" Hardwick
Mary and Jay Hardwick are partners in Hardwick Planting Company, which operates on Somerset Plantation, a large family partnership in Newellton, LA.
about Mary and Jon "Jay" Hardwick
Landowner Robert Zorb has worked with federal, state, and local partners to restore his land in Washington and Idaho.
about Robert Zorb
The Laszlo Family
The Andrew and Anne Laszlo family has permanently protected more than half of their 14,000-acre ranch—making it the largest wetland and stream restoration project of its kind in the state of Montana.
about The Laszlo Family
Llano Seco Ranch
San Francisco, CA
Richard Thieriot, born and raised in California, has had a passion for waterfowl and wetlands since his youth.
about Richard Thieriot
Valer and Josiah Austin
El Coronado Ranch
Mr. and Mrs. Austin have invested in the maintenance of open spaces and restoration of watersheds to promote the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert region in southeastern Arizona.
about Valer and Josiah Austin
Mark and Terry Brockway
Greater Blue Heron Wildlife Refuge
In January 2000, Terry and Mark Brockway purchased 1,600 acres of flood plain located at the confluence of the Skunk and Mississippi Rivers, in one of the largest and most important pools in the entire Mississippi river system.
about Mark and Terry Brockway
The Higel Family
The Higel Ranch
The Higel Family has owned and operated the Higel Ranch on the Rio Grande in Colorado’s San Luis Valley since the early 1900s.
about The Higel Family
Veblen, South Dakota
Mr. Neil Bien was the second of seven children born on land in South Dakota originally homesteaded by his great-grandmother and grandfather.
about Neil Bien
Jack Branning and two partners purchased a 3,498-acre farm in Sharkey County, Mississippi, with hopes of establishing a row crop operation.
about Jack Branning
Cherry Valley, Arkansas
Mr. Scott House’s investment of time and capital in northeast Arkansas has created and expanded wetland habitat in the critical Mississippi Flyway.
about Scott House
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