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Aug 2017

Sept 15 – Environmental Awards Nominations Due!

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Do you know an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution the local environment through preservation, conservation, education, or restoration? Nominate them for a Rockfall Foundation Environmental Award!

Through this program the Rockfall Foundation recognizes individuals and groups that contribute to the quality of life in the Lower Connecticut River Valley through environmental preservation, conservation, restoration or education. The Awards are presented at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting in November. Nomination Forms must be submitted by September 15, 2017.

The Distinguished Service Award is given, as appropriate, to an organization or individual for outstanding on-going or long-term accomplishments in the area of environmental preservation, conservation, restoration or education.
The Certificate of Appreciation is given, as appropriate, to one or more organizations or individuals to recognize significant programs or projects in the area of environmental preservation, conservation, restoration or education.

Definitions
Preservation is work to protect ecosystems, species, and other irreplaceable elements of the world’s natural heritage.
Conservation is work to minimize our use of finite natural resources and our negative impacts on ecosystems and communities.
Restoration is work to re-establish the healthy functions of an ecosystem or parts of ecosystems.
Education is work to foster a stronger awareness and understanding of environmental and sustainability issues.

Eligible adult individuals (18 years and older) can be volunteers or professionals, including teachers; organizations include municipalities, nonprofits, ad-hoc groups, schools, libraries, camps, etc. The activity/programs should have been initiated in the past 5 years and be currently ongoing or completed by September 2017. For additional information, please call 860-347-0340.

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