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Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902 

Nomination deadline extended to June 21

for 2013 Young Environmentalist Awards 

DOVER (June 14, 2012) – The nomination deadline for DNREC’s 2013 Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards has been extended to Friday, June 21, 2013.

Teachers, classmates, parents, club or group leaders and others are encouraged to nominate students who are working to make a difference for the environment. Nominations must be based on actions or projects which have taken place between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

A winner will be chosen from each of the following categories:

  • Elementary for students in grades 1-4
  • Middle School for students in grades 5-8
  • High School for students in grades 9-12

The Young Environmentalist program honors Delaware students whose actions have resulted in the protection, restoration or enhancement 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

This is the 20th year for the award, which was established by DNREC colleagues and friends in honor of Dr. Edwin H. Clark II, who served as Secretary of DNREC from 1989 until 1993.   

A Delaware State Parks prize pack and gift card will be awarded to each category winner in recognition of his or her contribution to the community.  

Winners will be honored in a special ceremony on Governor’s Day at the 2013 Delaware State Fair Thursday, July 25.

For more information, including nomination forms, please call Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, at 302-739-9902, or visit

Vol. 43, No. 244 


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