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Outdoors NCWF seeking conservation heroes

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is accepting nominations through May 31, 2011 for Conservation Achievement Awards.

These awards honor individuals, governmental bodies, associations and others who have exhibited an unwavering commitment to conservation in North Carolina. By recognizing, publicizing and honoring these conservation leaders — young and old, professional and volunteer — the North Carolina Wildlife Federation hopes to inspire all North Carolinians to take a more active role in protecting the natural resources of our state.

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation first presented its conservation awards in 1958. With the approval of the Governor of North Carolina, this annual program was designated as the Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards Program, and is now in its forty-eighth year.

Nominations may be submitted by individuals, local conservation clubs, private organizations, and by the agencies and departments of government. Nominees, which may be either professionals or non-professionals, must be justly deserving of recognition for outstanding accomplishments, and in the case of professionals, such effort must be that given above and beyond their regularly assigned duties. An Awards Committee, composed of qualified conservationists, judges all nominations and selects state winners.

Among the many awards categories are conservationist, business, legislator, youth, sportsman and Wildlife Volunteer of the Year. Nominations deadline is May 31, 2011. Nominations form at http://www.ncwf.org/awards/.

The awards will be presented at the Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet to be held Aug. 27.

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is an affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. NCWF works to communicate, cooperate, and partner with the North Carolina General Assembly, state resource agencies, corporations, and other interested groups to advance the well-being of wildlife and its habitat. A 501(c)3 organization, NCWF is dedicated to all of North Carolina’s wildlife and habitat. Additional information is available at www.ncwf.org.


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