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Conservation Commission Awards Program

Conservation Commission Awards Program

Nominations Open for Ashland Conservation Commission’s 2012 Community Awards 

The Ashland Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for its 2012 Conservationist of the Year awards.
Four awards will be made on Earth Day to city residents, businesses and non-profit groups that provide outstanding conservation examples to the people of Ashland and the Rogue Valley. The award categories are Conservationist of the Year, Junior Conservationist of the year (under 18); Best Business Conservationist; and Best Volunteer Organization Conservationist.
Nominations should be sent to the Ashland Conservation Division, 20 E. Main Street, or emailed to Mary McClary at  Nominations must  include name, address, telephone number and email address of the person, business or organization being nominated along with a statement of the sustainable accomplishments of the candidates.   Those submitting nominations should also include their names, telephone number, street and email addresses.
The deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 29th.
“These awards recognize local leaders for their efforts to live a sustainable lifestyle by conserving and protecting our water, air and soil; reducing energy use; and saving our natural resources,” says Jim Hartman, commission chair.  Last year’s winners were Dot and John Fisher-Smith, Sophia Javna, Standing Stone Brewery and Helman School students and faculty members.
The mission of Ashland’s Conservation Commission is to educate and advocate for the wise use of resources by the city government and the people of Ashland.  The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month.  Meetings are open to the public.  

Application for Nominees



Criteria for Judging Conservation Awards



  1. Showing innovation in adopting and implementing practices to reduce air or water pollution, reducing energy use or saving natural resources.
  2. Demonstrating conservation practices that can be readily used by others.
  3. Adopting practices that make use of locally available resources.
  4. Working with and developing partnerships with others on meeting conservation goals.
  5. Generating community support for new and established ideas.
  6. Work that will influence future practices.
  7. Significant and/or measurable improvements in air or water quality, energy use reduction or land management.
  8. Effective communication of project to professional and public audiences.

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