The awards are sponsored by the Maryland departments of Environment and Natural Resources and the Maryland Petroleum Council to recognize youngsters, adults and private and public organizations involved in the restoration and protection of Maryland’s natural resources, the Maryland Department of Environment said in a recent release.
“The Tawes Award recognizes individuals, civic, community and nonprofit groups that have demonstrated outstanding efforts to enhance Maryland’s environment over a period of time or with a single project,”the Maryland Department of the Environment said in a recent release. “Past project winners have included community cleanups, school ecology or beautification projects and innovative environmental enhancements in recycling, prevention and control of hazardous materials, waste reduction and other areas. There are separate categories for youth and adults. The Maryland Petroleum Council will donate $300 each in the names of the Tawes youth and adult winners to the nonprofit group of their choice. The James B. Coulter Award acknowledges outstanding environmental contributions by a government employee.”
The deadline for submitting nominations is April 11, the release said.
Forms can be filled out electronically on the Maryland Department of Environment's website or the forms can be downloaded and submitted via email to TAWES.AWARD@maryland.gov, Maryland Department of Environment said.