DNREC seeks Delaware students who make a difference

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 2018 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, June 22, 2018. 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 2018 Delaware State Fair Thursday, July 26. 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 25th year for the Young Environmentalist awards program, which was established by colleagues and friends in honor of Dr. Edwin H. “Toby” Clark II, who served as Secretary of DNREC from 1989 until 1993.

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@state.de.us.

For more information, including nomination forms, please visit www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Admin/Pages/YoungEnv.aspx, or contact Joanna Wilson at 302-739-9902 or email joanna.wilson@state.de.us.