June 11, 2012
Do you know a volunteer who is working hard to protect the state’s rivers and streams?
Help celebrate and elevate their important work with a nomination for our 8th annual River Steward Award.
The deadline is August 20, 2012.
It is time once again to celebrate the important work of an individual whose on the ground efforts to protect the state’s rivers and streams inspires us. There are many dedicated citizen volunteers around our state who spend countless hours working to protect Illinois’ rivers. They educate us; they do the legwork; they speak the unpopular truths; they go above and beyond. Too often, their outstanding achievements are not known outside of their local community.
The River Steward Award recognizes and celebrates the most exemplary river stewards; heroes with stories that we all need to hear. Prairie Rivers Network wants to recognize the people whose clean water victories inspire our staff and other river advocates around the state. The seventh annual River Steward Award will be announced October 5, 2012 at Prairie Rivers Network’s Annual Dinner. The honoree and a guest, as well as the nominator, will be invited to attend the dinner for the awards ceremony. The award recipient will also be announced to the river conservation community around the state, announced to the media in a press release, and posted on our website.
Past Winners: Scott Hays, 2011; Kathy Andria, 2010; Gary Mechanic, 2009; Joyce Blumenshine, 2008; Mary Pat Holtschlag, 2007; Fran Caffee, 2006; Jan Holder, 2005.
Nomination Procedure: If you know a citizen volunteer you would like to nominate as the next River Steward, please e-mail the following information to Steph Adams at sadams at prairierivers.org or call her at 217/344-2371 for more information.
1. Nominee’s contact information
2. Your contact information
3. Nominee’s qualifications (500 words)
a. General background information concerning the river/watershed of interest
b. Summary of their river conservation efforts
4. The specific achievements for which the nominee deserves recognition
Deadline: Nominations must be received by August 20, 2012.