The Eaton County Conservation District is accepting nominations for their annual Conservation awards to be presented at their annual meeting on January 26, 2017.
The Three (3) Nomination Categories are:
Conservationist of the year Award: The Eaton County District annually recognizes an outstanding individual, business, organization, or agency outside the association for outstanding contributions to the conservation of our natural resources in Eaton County, Michigan. This award seeks to recognize outstanding contributions to (1) Improve the understanding of natural resource conservation by the public. (2) Participate in resource management practices in cooperation with a conservation district, state or national conservation program, and (3) further the mission of the Eaton Conservation Districts as the local provider of natural resource management services that help our citizens conserve their land and our State’s resources for a cleaner, healthier, economically stronger Michigan.
Cooperator of the Year Award: The Eaton County Conservation District annually recognizes a landowner that has worked with the District and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement conservation practices in their farm. This award is for outstanding contributions to the conservation of our natural resources in Eaton County, Michigan. Factors to be considered include how well the practices chosen and applied over the years fit the particular needs of that farm. Involvement in soil conservation activities and other agricultural groups will also be considered in determining the winners.
Educator of the Year Award: All teachers in public, private, and parochial schools, and colleges in Eaton County, Michigan who have demonstrated a strong commitment to conservation/environmental education. Criteria for consideration include: (1). Commitment to conservation/environmental education/students. (2) Type of project developed and its outreach/impact (3) Degree to which other resource people/agencies were utilized (4) Personal time and commitment – All candidates MUST be actively teaching.
If you would like to nominate an individual, business, organization or agency for the annual awards, please call (517) 543-1512 x 5, stop by our office located at 551 Courthouse Drive, Suite 3, Charlotte, MI 48813, or email Sue Spagnuolo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit nominations no later than January 1, 2017.
The mission of the Eaton Conservation District is to promote and encourage cooperation with other individuals, groups, organizations, or agencies in an organized effort to conserve and improve the natural resources in Eaton County.