Do you know a Conservation Champion? MCCD taking nominations through Jan. 8
The McHenry County Conservation District is accepting nominations of individuals who are and have been "Conservation Champions for the Public Open Space of McHenry County."
To nominate a Conservation Legacy or Conservation Champion Award, download and submit an electronic nomination form from the district's website (MCCD.me/ConservationAwards). Nominations accepted through Friday, Jan. 8.
• The Conservation Legacy Award recognizes contributions that transcend time.
Whether the award winner dedicated 10 or 50 years towards the local environment, their work should live on well past their earthly lifetime. Their legacy should be a gift to their community, as well as the plant life and wildlife within it.
Regardless of how many lives they touched, Conservation Legacy Award winners need to have inspired others to become stewards of the land.
• The Conservation Champion Award recognizes individuals who have made one or more contributions of extraordinary significance or impact to the conservation movement through their continued dedication and support of the mission of the conservation district. Significant contributions can include leadership, innovation, environmental legislation, community building, restoration fieldwork, citizen science and volunteering, donations of money and land.
McHenry County Conservation District looks forward to celebrating the recipients each year who do so much to protect, preserve and promote the wide open spaces, places we like to play, throughout McHenry County now and far into the future.
McHenry County Conservation District was created in 1971 with the mission to preserve, restore, and manage McHenry County's natural areas and open spaces for their intrinsic value and for the benefits to present and future generations.
MCCD currently owns and protects 25,570 acres of open space which provides wildlife habitat preservation, educational opportunities and recreational amenities for the residents of McHenry County to enjoy.
For information, visit www.mccdistrict.org.