DNREC seeks Delaware students who make a difference in the environment

DOVER – Do you know a Delaware student who is working to make a difference for the environment? The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is encouraging teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders, and others to nominate these students for the 2019 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, June 21, 2019. A winner will be chosen from each of the following categories:

Elementary (grades 1-4)
Middle School (grades 5-8)
High School (grades 9-12)

The Young Environmentalist program honors Delaware students whose actions have helped protect, restore or enhance of Delaware’s natural resources through one or more of the following means:

Demonstrating Environmental Stewardship
Initiating an Innovative Project
Increasing Public Awareness
Demonstrating Environmental Ethics

Winners will be honored in a special ceremony on Governor’s Day at the 2019 Delaware State Fair Thursday, July 25. Each category winner will receive a certificate, gift card and prize pack in recognition of his or her contribution to the community.

This is the 26th year for the Young Environmentalist awards program.

Nominations may be submitted by U.S. mail to Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, or by email to joanna.wilson@delaware.gov.

For more information, including nomination forms/, please visit https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/young-environmentalists/, or contact Joanna Wilson at 302-739-9902.