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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOUTHERN COLORADO CONSERVATION AWARDS

Colorado Springs, CO – Nominations are now open for the tenth annual Southern Colorado Conservation Awards, hosted by Palmer Land Trust. For the last ten years, these awards have recognized individuals and organizations that are dedicated to stewardship, education, and innovation in conservation that impacts southern Colorado.  This year’s awards will bring together both the history of conservation and how Colorado has emerged as a conservation leader in the country, and the future of conservation as individuals and organizations continue to tackle conservation challenges. The awards ceremony will take place Thursday, October 3, 2019, at The Antlers in Colorado Springs.

The three award categories for nomination are:

The Stuart P. Dodge Award which honors an individual or organization for a lifetime of conservation achievement.

The Environmental Stewardship Award which recognizes an individual or organization that has positively impacted the land and the way members of our communities understand and respect their relationship with the land.

The Innovation in Conservation Award which pays tribute to an individual, group, project, or program that has advanced the cause of conservation by developing new conservation models, creating new conservation funding mechanisms, or implementing unique conservation partnerships.

Nominations will be accepted until March 1, 2019.  Forms can be sent to Palmer Land Trust at 102 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, or emailed to Palmer Land Trust at [email protected].

About Palmer Land Trust

Palmer Land Trust was founded in 1977 and is one of the largest local land trusts in the country based on conserved acreage easement holdings.

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