The Northeast Environmental Partners (Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Northeast Office, PPL Corporation, Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, and Wilkes University) are proud to announce that the 19th Annual Evening for Pennsylvania’s Environment has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Additionally, nominations are being sought for the Nineteenth Annual Environmental Partnership Awards and the Fifteenth Annual Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Environmental Partnership Awards are presented annually to recognize the achievements of individuals or organizations that, through partnerships, have achieved excellence in environmental protection or conservation. The Evening showcases the Recipient of the Thomas P. Shelburne Environmental Leadership Award. This award, in its fifteenth year, was established by the NEPA Environmental Partners to recognize an individual who stands out for his or her long-term commitment to environmental quality through inspirational leadership, dedication and commitment to partnering.
The Awards are open to any group, individual, company, program, or organization whose work has had a positive impact on the environment in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s following counties; Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.
During the past 18 years, over 180 individuals and groups involved in agriculture, forestry, business, industry, education, science, environmental awareness, community service, and government have been honored.
Nominations may be made by a person or persons involved in the activity, or by a third party.
To receive nomination materials for the 2009 Environmental Partnership Awards, please contact the Northeast Pennsylvania Environmental Council office at 570-718-6507. Nominations must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2009. Award presentations will be made during the Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner being held on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre Pa.