1995 National Wetlands Awards Recipients

Mark Brinson, Ph.D

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Mark Brinson is a Professor of Biology at East Carolina University.

Leo Kenny

Reading Memorial High School
Reading, Massachusetts
Leo Kenney has been teaching science at the Reading Memorial High School in Reading, Massachusetts, for the past 23 years.

Sam and Vicki Sebastiani

Viansa Winery
Sonoma, California
When the Sebastianis purchased property in southern Sonoma County as a site for their proposed Viansa Winery, they wanted not only to produce superior varietal wines but to leave the Earth in as good or better condition than they found it.

Dennis and Jeanie Fagerland

Langford, South Dakota
For 20 years, the Fagerlands have been farming on top of the Prairie Coteau, a geological formation left by the last glacier 10,000 years ago.

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.

Steven Young

Missouri Department of Conservation
Jefferson City, Missouri
Steve Young has 20 years of experience in wetland development and management with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

David Ramsey

Friends of the Chicago River
Chicago, Illinois
As a Project Director of the Chicago Rivers Project at Friends of the Chicago River, David Ramsay worked with a coalition of neighborhood groups, school districts, federal agencies, and state and local governments to establish two model wetlands projects.

Stephen Gatewood

The Nature Conservancy
Kissimmee, Florida
Since October 1991, Steve Gatewood has spearheaded development of The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, a landmark mitigation project that will result in the protection of more than 11,500 acres of prime central Florida wetlands.