2015 Annual Waterway Guardian Awards
Presented by the Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper
The Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper seeks nominations for its Second Annual Waterway Guardian Awards. Recipients will be recognized at the Shorekeeper’s annual Clamboree in 2015.
The intent of the awards is to recognize groups, agencies, and individuals who have made significant contributions toward clean water on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We felt it was time to shine a light on those whose local work and actions have been a positive force for helping preserve, protect, and restore our creeks, bays, and other precious natural resources.
There are three categories of awards: individuals and nongovernmental organizations; government agencies and/or elected or appointed government officials; and commercial enterprises. All nominees/recipients must live in or work on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and there may be multiple award recipients in each category.
The Shorekeeper organization invites anyone to make a nomination, which must be done using our nominating form found here.
The deadline for submitting a 2015 nomination is July 15th, 2015.
Nominations for the awards are sought from the public, and recipients are selected by the VES Board of Directors.
Honorees receive a specially commissioned sculpture of a black skimmer by artist David Turner (see photo below). Through special agreement, this skimmer is also being produced commercially by Turner Sculpture and sold at retail by them, with $100 of the proceeds being donated to the Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper organization. See a local news article about this program. We’re grateful to David Turner and Turner Sculpture for his generosity and willingness to work with us in this fashion and for his support of our efforts to have clean waterways along the Eastern Shore of Virginia.