Wild South Seeks Nominations for 8th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Conservation in the South.

Wild South invites the public to submit nominations for the 8th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to environmental conservation in the South during the past year. Awards will be given and top nominees recognized in each of the five categories:

• Outstanding Small Business

•  Outstanding Journalist

•  Outstanding Educator

•  Outstanding Youth

•  Outstanding Conservationist.

On May 7, 2016, top nominees and award winners will be honored at the 8th Annual Wild South Green Gala at The Millroom in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Nominations are accepted from across the South and can be submitted online by April 1, 2016 at www.wildsouth.org/nominations. Top nominees and winners will be selected by the Roosevelt-Ashe Selection Committee. Members of this committee are conservation leaders in the region and include:

•Katie Hicks, Associate Director of Clean Water for North Carolina (Asheville, NC)

•Jake Wheeler, Creative Director of RootsRated (Chattanooga, TN)

•Frank Peterman, Co-founder and Senior Business Manager for the Diverse Environmental Leaders National Speakers Bureau (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

•Audrey Peterman, Member of the Board of Trustees of National Parks Conservation Association (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

•Dusty Allison, Digital Publisher of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine (Asheville, NC)

•Kathleen Williams, Founding Executive Director of Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation (Nashville, TN)

•Pete Conroy, Director of Environmental Policy & Information Center of Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)

•Camille Bowman, Architectural Conservator (Gadsden, AL)

•Mary Topa, Executive Director of Georgia Forest Watch (Dahlonega, GA)

The nomination form can be accessed directly here. We look forward to reading your nomination and to recognizing your conservation heroes!