DNREC seeks Delaware students who make a difference in the environment for 2015 Young Environmentalist Awards

June 24 nominations deadline approaching

DOVER – Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others to nominate these students for the 2015 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A winner will be chosen from each of the following categories:

  • Elementary for students in grades 1-4
  • Middle School for students in grades 5-8
  • High School for students in grades 9-12

The Young Environmentalist program honors Delaware students whose actions have resulted in the protection, restoration or enhancement of Delaware’s natural resources through one or more of the following means:

  • Demonstrating Environmental Stewardship
  • Initiating an Innovative Project
  • Increasing Public Awareness
  • Demonstrating Environmental Ethics

This is the 22nd year for the award, which was established by colleagues and friends in honor of Dr. Edwin H. Clark II, who served as Secretary of DNREC from 1989 until 1993.

A gift card and a Delaware State Parks prize pack will be awarded to each category winner in recognition of his or her contribution to the community.

Winners will be honored in a special ceremony on Governor’s Day at the 2015 Delaware State Fair Thursday, July 30.

For more information, including nomination forms, please contact Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, at 302-739-9902 or by email at Joanna.wilson@delaware.gov, or visit www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Admin/Pages/YoungEnv.aspx.

Media Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 45, No. 176