Volunteer Leadership

Melody Hopkins

Community Organizer
Orange Beach, Alabama
Melody Hopkins educates, cajoles, twists arms and organizes, using only a telephone, a computer, a camera and a fax machine, to get Alabama’s politicians, developers, and regulators to protect the state’s coastal wetlands.

Cliff and Connie Glockner

Fishermen, Lacombe, Louisiana
For more than 25 years, Cliff and Connie Glockner have been advocates for wetlands protection in coastal Louisiana.

Karen Bonner

Chair, Tucker County Planning Commission
Canaan Valley, West Virginia
In Canaan Valley, against the backdrop of West Virginia’s largest wetlands complex, Karen Bonner, winner in the Volunteer Leadership category, volunteers her time and energies to protect the Valley’s ecological integrity.