SRWP’s 2005 Watershed Excellence Awards Now Accepting Nominations

Sep 2, 2005

For immediate release

The Sacramento River Watershed Program (SRWP) would like to honor those who have worked to improve the state of the Sacramento River Watershed. Nominations and applications are being requested for the Watershed Excellence Awards. The awards program will focus on organizations, individuals, and/or activities within the Sacramento River Watershed. Applications may be downloaded online at www.sacriver.org. Applications must be submitted by October 3, 2005.

Awards will be presented at the SRWP Annual Stakeholders Meeting on October 27, 2005, at the Red Bluff Community/Senior Center. Two Watershed Excellence Award winners will be selected:

Watershed Excellence Award for an Organization
This award will be presented to the organization (watershed group, conservancies, environmental councils, etc.) located within the Sacramento River Watershed that has demonstrated success in working with stakeholders to protect, restore, and/or enhance their watershed.

Watershed Excellence Award for an Individual
This award will be presented to the individual who has provided outstanding leadership in promoting watershed stewardship within the Sacramento River Watershed.

Award applications will be evaluated by the Public Outreach and Education Subcommittee of the Sacramento River Watershed Program. Decisions will be based on the success, creativity, and uniqueness of the program or individual’s accomplishments. Winners will be notified by October 20, 2005.

Announcements about the winners will be made ahead of the conference to newspapers, radio, and television stations throughout the Sacramento River Watershed.

To download applications or for more information, visit the SRWP web site at www.sacriver.org or contact Mary Lee Knecht, SRWP Education Coordinator, at mlknecht@comcast.net.

About the Sacramento River Watershed Program (SRWP)
The Sacramento River Watershed Program (SRWP) was initiated in February of 1996 in order to provide a forum for watershed stakeholders to work together to ensure that Sacramento River watershed resources are sustained, restored, and where possible, enhanced, while promoting the long-term social and economic vitality of the region. SRWP consists of citizens, watershed organizations, environmental groups, educators and government agencies at all levels.

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