The Friends of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie are now accepting nominations for the 2011 John C. Oliver Environmental Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is May 9.
The award recipient is selected by the Board of the Friends of TREC to recognize significant environmental leadership at location(s) such as TREC, Presque Isle, the Erie Bay, and on the PA Lake Erie shoreline.
It will be presented to the recipient by Gov. Tom Ridge at the June 16th Sunset Celebration at TREC. There is a $1,000 honorarium with the award.
The award is named in honor of John C. Oliver, the first Secretary of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the first Board Chair of the Friends of TREC, and lifelong environmental leader.
For more information, visit the John C. Oliver Award webpage or contact Mike Gildea, Executive Director, at 814-450-0647 or send email to: mgildea@friends oftrec.org.