Louisiana Wildlife Federation accepting nominations for 2019 conservation awards

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Plaquemine Post South

Nominations are open for Louisiana Wildlife Federation's 56th Conservation Achievement Awards. The program recognizes those persons and organizations making outstanding contributions to the natural resource welfare and environmental quality of their community, parish and the state.

Nominations are accepted for conservation achievement in 2019 in nine award categories: professional, volunteer, business, educator, elected official, communications, organization, youth, and youth organization.

The nomination deadline is March 9, 2020. Nominations can be made online at lawildlifefed.org. People may also call 225-344-6707 or email lwf@lawildilfed.org for more information.

The program recognizes significant efforts to conserve fish and wildlife resources, enhance opportunities for citizens to enjoy outdoor recreation, improve the quality of the environment, or educate and advocate on behalf of our natural resources in Louisiana.

Award recipients will be honored on May 1, 2020 at a banquet at Ashley Manor in Baton Rouge. The awards themselves are handsome wildlife statuettes and are unique to the program. 

"Recognition of conservation efforts in Louisiana encourages and promotes wise natural resource management and use. We encourage the public and our members to nominate an individual, organization or business demonstrating significant conservation achievement in 2019," said Rebecca Triche, executive director for Louisiana Wildlife Federation.  

Louisiana Wildlife Federation is a statewide nonprofit organization representing a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, anglers, campers, birders, boaters, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Contributed by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation