Eastside Audubon's Environmentalist of the Year Award
Each year Eastside Audubon recognizes an individual or group for making a unique contribution to protect birds, animals, plants, the air, water, or other natural resources. We invite you to send in a nomination.
The Environmentalist of the Year award recognizes contributions made through advocacy, education in the community, or work with Eastside Audubon or another environmental organization.
The Conservation Committee seeks written nominations for the current year's award from October 1 through November 30. When you write to nominate someone, please explain how the person or group you’re recommending meets the criteria below, and email your nomination by November 30 to Conservation Committee Chair Pete Marshall.
The committee considers the nominees using the following criteria:
- A keen interest in the environment and nature
- An historical involvement with environmental issues through a conservation project, an educational program, a scientific investigation, writing, or other work of sufficient durability to have had an impact in the community
- The impact of that work on protecting birds, other wildlife, or habitat
- The impact of the work on the knowledge or involvement of community members
- The impact of the work in the Eastside Audubon service area of East King County north of I-90, or an area close enough to be beneficial to residents of the service area
It is not expected that the award winner will meet every one of the criteria, but the winner will have made a contribution that reflects a significant commitment to support the goals of Eastside Audubon.
We welcome all nominations. The committee reviews and votes on the nominations at its December meeting and presents the award at Eastside Audubon's annual Volunteer Dinner in January.
Photo: Bald Eagle, by Mick Thompson