BHAS Seeking Nominations for Two Annual Awards

BHAS Seeking Nominations for Two Annual Awards

Dave McNett Environmental Educator Award

Nominating Criteria (Deadline Jan 20, 2018)

Black Hills Audubon is proud to continue recognizing environmental education efforts by area residents. We would like to receive nominations of individuals who have carried on Dave McNett’s tradition of educational excellence. These individuals are making a positive difference in the lives of living beings through their work as educators. The nomination criteria for this award are:

  • Nominees collaborated with others toward the educational goals of informing the public about an aspect of our natural world pertaining to bird habitat or conservation;
  • Their work has been inspirational to those they have worked or taught with;
  • Work need not have been done on a volunteer basis, but did involve volunteers or one’s own volunteer time;
  • Nominees can be professional environmental educators, but need not be;
  • Nominees have worked in the field for at least two years;
  • Work has generally been within the BHAS geographical base (Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties);
  • Nominees may be members of BHAS, but don’t have to be;

Please email your completed nomination, along with a brief narrative about why you are nominating the person, to McNettEnvEducatorAward-nom@nullblackhills-audubon.org, or mail it to Black Hills Audubon Society, P.O. Box 2524, Olympia, WA 98507.


Jack Davis Conservationist of the Year Award

Nominating Criteria (Deadline Jan 20, 2018)

This award is primarily for citizens or teams who have volunteered their time and skills in the field of conservation. The award is intended for persons who have not previously received it.  When submitting a nomination, please be guided by the following criteria:

  • Work was a volunteer initiative relying heavily on volunteer time;
  • Nominees worked collaboratively with others, including governmental and non-governmental organizations, to help resolve an environmental issue;
  • Nominees used objective sources of information and reliable data, while demonstrating professionalism throughout;
  • Nominees worked consistently on the issue and persevered, proving resourceful under difficult challenges;
  • Results of the work made a significant difference either in real environmental benefits or improved awareness by the public or governmental agencies on an environmental issue.
  • Work has generally been within the BHAS geographical base (Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties);
  • Nominees may be members of BHAS, but don’t have to be;

Submit the name(s) and a brief description of the effort made by the individual(s) or teams and their progress and successes as they relate to the Jack Davis Conservationist of the Year Award criteria. If you are nominating a team, please list the key individuals who led the team and their contact information. Please email your nominations to ConservationAwardNom@nullblackhills-audubon.org or mail them to the Black Hills Audubon Society, PO Box 2524, Olympia , WA 98507. Questions can be addressed to the Conservation Chair, Sam Merrill, at conservationchair@nullblackhills-audubon.org. (Ribbon Graphic Courtesy Vitor Mazuco, Wikimedia Creative Commons)