By Brian Wolfe—
MUNCIE, IN—Each year, East Central Indiana’s Robert Cooper Audubon Society celebrates individuals and organizations who make noteworthy contributions to conservation and environmental education in our region. Help us celebrate a local conservation hero by submitting a nomination to Annette Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 23rd.
When submitting your nomination, please describe the nominee’s contributions and provide contact information. Nominations are due by September 23. Award nominees need not reside in our chapter’s sevencounty region or be affiliated with the Audubon Society, but their work should have an impact on our region.
Categories for this year’s awards are:
Robert H. and Esther L. Cooper Conservation Award: for overall contributions to, conservation of, and appreciation for the natural environment.
Clyde W. Hibbs Conservation Education Award: for excellence in educating the area’s children, youth, and/or adults on conservation issues and practices.
Richard Greene Public Service Award: for active involvement in serving the public’s environmental interests and concerns.
Phyllis Yuhas Wildlife Habitat Preservation Award: for development or preservation of habitat that contains significant wildlife and/or native plant life populations.
Charles D. Wise Youth Conservation Award: for excellence in conservation practices by a youth under the age of 18.
The Robert Cooper Audubon Society (RCAS) is a regional chapter of the National Audubon Society, serving approximately 500 members in East Central Indiana, in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, and Randolph Counties.