Asheville's Wild South announces:
ASHEVILLE, NC.— Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Society invites nominations for its Fourth Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Society Conservation Awards. On March 23, 2012, six individuals and one business will be recognized for their Outstanding Contributions to environmental conservation in the South. The Awards will be presented at The 2012 Green-Tie Gala in Asheville, NC, which hosts environmental leaders from across the South to celebrate and recognize exceptional work in conservation. Visit wildsouth.org <http://www.wildsouth.org/> for complete information, previous award winners and quick 2012 online applications.
Awards are given in each of 7 categories:
Outstanding Journalist -Outstanding Youth -Outstanding Educator-Outstanding Business
Outstanding Philanthropist - Outstanding Conservationist - Outstanding Volunteer
Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Society is a select group of individuals and businesses committed to the protection of the South’s wild places. The Society hosts the Awards, lending support to Conservation Leaders in the South. Nominations are reviewed by a Selection Committee comprised of environmental superstars!
Wild South is a regional non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire 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. Whether we are mapping the land, documenting activity past and present, cataloguing species, or educating people, we are ensuring a future that is worthy of the rich natural and cultural history upon which it is built. Wild South has offices (Moulton, AL and Asheville, NC) and considerable presence throughout the Southeast.
Please fill out the online application www.wildsouth.org <http://www.wildsouth.org/>
by midnight February 10, 2012.
2012 Roosevelt-Ashe Awards Selection Committee:
Brent Martin, Southern Appalachian Program Director, The Wilderness Society
Ginger Dollar, Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Will Harlan, Editor in Chief, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Kelly Sheehan Martin, Sierra Club NC Beyond Coal Campaign
Steve Cochran and Sally Cochran, Sustainable Strategies, LLC
Beth Young, The Kingfisher Editions- Cahaba River Publishing
Kim Porter, Director of Development, Environmental Paper Network
Tom Dudley, Kenison, Dudley & Crawford, LLC
Gigi Amateau, Award Winning Southern Author, VA
Todd Witcher, Executive Director, Discover Life in America-All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, GSMNP