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The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Awards

Now is the time to recognize your “heroes” for the Gulf of Maine!

Maybe you know someone who volunteers much of their time to protect a resource or feature that is part of the Gulf of Maine and fosters a better appreciation of this special region? Nominate them for one of the following:

  • Gulf of Maine Visionary Awards: Up to two individuals, businesses, or organizations within each province and state bordering the Gulf of Maine will be selected to receive Visionary Awards (paid professionals or volunteers are eligible). The awards recognize innovation, creativity, and commitment to protecting the marine environment. Recipients may work in the fields of environmental science, education, conservation, or policy. They may be engaged in projects that involve public awareness, grassroots action, or business/manufacturing practices.
    Download 2015 Visionary Award Form Now!
  • Longard Volunteer Award: The Council presents this annual award to an outstanding volunteer within the Gulf watershed who has made significant contributions to conserving or managing the Gulf’s resources. Past recipients have been involved in stewardship projects, educational programs, volunteer monitoring.
    Download 2015 Longard Award Form Now!

Is there a coastal management professional in your region who has made a difference for the Gulf of Maine?

  • Nominate them for the Susan Snow-Cotter Leadership Award: This award is bestowed in memory of Susan Snow-Cotter, a long-time friend of the Council and Working Group. The Award is given to an individual from one of the five states and provinces bordering the Gulf of Maine. The Susan Snow-Cotter Leadership Award honors those coastal management professionals who exemplify outstanding leadership or exceptional mentoring in the Gulf of Maine watershed. As former Director of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Susan was recognized as a leader who exhibited unwavering passion, enthusiasm, and insight to develop pragmatic approaches to coastal management challenges.
    Download 2015 Susan Snow-Cotter Award Form Now!

Do you know a business in the Gulf of Maine that recognizes that the health of the Gulf of Maine is important to a healthy economy?

  • Make a Gulf of Maine Industry Award nomination: The Gulf of Maine Industry Award is made annually to an individual, company, or organization within the Gulf of Maine region (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). The award recognizes demonstrated innovation and leadership in efforts to improve the well-being of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that call it home. Nominations are sought from the following sectors: tourism, fisheries (commercial and recreational); aquaculture (finfish and shellfish); renewable energy generation (tidal, wave and wind) and transportation (shipping, ferries, etc.).
    Download 2015 Industry Award Form Now!

Let’s nominate those communities that are practicing the pillars of sustainability in their long range planning!

  • Gulf of Maine Sustainable Community Awards: The Gulf of Maine Council will recognize a community, or group within a community for exemplary work in achieving sustainability outcomes related to the environment and economy, that are in line with the objectives of the Council’s Action Plan.
    Download 2015 Sustainable Communities Award Form Now!

Deadline is March 30th, 2015


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