By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 at 6:36 am in John Muir Association.
It’s that time again. Time for the 32nd annual John Muir Conservation Awards from the John Muir Association in Martinez, CA. I just received the following press release:
Martinez, CA—Our national parks began with John Muir. The man who inspired the world to treasure wild places also diligently worked to protect them. John Muir’s legacy is emulated 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 resources 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 32nd 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, and
** 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.
The John Muir Conservation Award will be presented at the John Muir Association’s Conservation Award Celebration on November 7 at the Campbell Theater, 636 Ward Street (at Estudillo) in Martinez. Award recipients will be notified in advance of the award presentation.
For nomination information and forms, visit http://www.johnmuirassociation.org or call 925-229-3857. The complete nomination packet must be received no later than September 26.