For Immediate Release, January 8, 2013 Contact: Ben Colvin, Wild South, (828) 258-2667
Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards
ASHEVILLE, NC.— Wild South invites nominations for its Sixth Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. On March 21, 2014, four individuals and one business will be recognized for their Outstanding Contributions to environmental conservation in the South during the past year. The Awards will be presented at Wild South’s Green Gala in Asheville, NC, which annually celebrates and recognizes exceptional work in conservation. Visit wildsouth.org for complete information, previous award winners and quick 2013 online applications.
Awards are given in each of 5 categories:
Outstanding Journalist -Outstanding Youth -Outstanding Educator-
Outstanding Small Business – Outstanding Conservationist
Wild South named this award series for President Theodore Roosevelt and Mr. W.W. Ashe. Their conservation values mirror our own and we pay homage to their landmark work to protect forests in the South and across the United States. Nominations are reviewed and scored by an independent volunteer Selection Committee.
Wild South is a regional non-profit organization that inspires people to enjoy, value and protect the wild character and natural legacy of the South. We have protected over a half million acres of public lands, thousands of miles of streams, and hundreds of cultural sites. Wild South is the voice of our public lands, forests, and waters as people across the region band together to save wild places and wild things that we all love. With offices in Moulton, AL and Asheville, NC, satellites in TN and MS and considerable presence throughout the Southeast, Wild South is a regional leader.
Please fill out the online application at http://wildsouth.org/nominations/
by midnight February 14, 2014.
Sixth Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Awards Selection Committee:
Ginger Dollar, Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Brent Martin, Southern Appalachian Program Director, The Wilderness Society
Dusty Allison, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Kelly Sheehan Martin, Sierra Club NC Beyond Coal Campaign
Kim Waites, Alabama Outdoors
Todd Witcher, Executive Director, Discover Life in America-All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, GSMNP
Kim Porter, Director of Development, Environmental Paper Network
Katie Hicks, Clean Water For North Carolina
Jamie Ager, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, NC
Ching Fu, Outreach Specialist, REI, NC
Eleanor Ashton, Evergreen Community Charter School, NC
John Ager, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, NC