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Time for John Muir Conservation Award nominations. Know someone?

By Gary Bogue
Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 7:06 am in Conservation, Environmental, John Muir Association.


It’s that time again — time for the 31st Annual John Muir Conservation Award from the John Muir Association in Martinez.

I just received the following press release asking for nominations from the public. Check it out and then please get back to the John Muir Association and nominate anyone you think might fit the qualifications.

Martinez, CA — The ground-breaking concept of protecting our natural resources by creating national parks began with John Muir. This man who changed the world urged all of us to experience “wild” places, and he also worked to protect those beautiful places. John Muir’s legacy, in part, continues in the people who work to make the planet a better, healthier place to live.

Today, people committed to protecting the air, land, water, forests, wildlife, and the natural attributes around them make communities more livable, more sustainable for everyone. The John Muir Association (JMA) shines a light of recognition on some of these deserving people once a year by awarding its John Muir Conservation Award.

JMA invites nominations for its 31st annual John Muir Conservation Award. Nominations are open in four award categories:

Conservationist of the Year

Environmental Education Conservation Award

Nonprofit or Public Agency Conservation Award

Business Conservation Award

The John Muir Conservation Award will honor significant contributions in the areas of environmental action, environmental education/advocacy, resource preservation, improving urban areas, habitat restoration or other outstanding environmental work.

Nominations are welcome for a deserving individual, nonprofit organization, business, public agency or educational institution.

Since 1978, the John Muir Association has honored those who work to continue John Muir’s legacy of environmental preservation. Known as the father of our national parks, John Muir is a preeminent figure in American history.

The John Muir Association works to celebrate the life, share the vision, and preserve the legacy of John Muir through education, preservation, advocacy and stewardship, in partnership with the National Park Service at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California. The John Muir Association is a nonprofit organization established in 1956.

For nomination information and forms, visit or call 925-229-3857.

The complete nomination packet must be received no later than September 28, 2008. The John Muir Conservation Award will be presented at the John Muir Association’s Conservation Award Dinner. Award recipients will be notified in advance of the award presentation.

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