Now Open: 2019 Refuge System Awards!

Request for Nominations

Have you ever admired the dedication and talent of a coworker?
Have you ever wanted to recognize a colleague for his/her outstanding work?
Here’s your chance!

The National Wildlife Refuge Association announces that we are now
for the 2019 National Wildlife Refuge System Awards.

Sponsored by the National Wildlife Refuge Association, these Awards honor outstanding accomplishments by refuge managers, refuge employees, volunteers, advocates and Friends groups. Recognizing the excellence of these individuals and groups highlights the dedication and devotion of those who support the Refuge System, and raises awareness about the diversity of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the challenges it faces, and the innovative efforts across the country to meet those challenges.

For an overview of each award and links to the nomination forms please click here.


Awards and Presentation
Results will be announced on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at our Refuge Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. Award recipients will receive a commemorative plaque.

Nomination Guidelines
Think back over the past year, consider what has been accomplished for the Refuge System, and take this opportunity to recognize the dedicated people whose achievements were instrumental in strengthening our national wildlife refuges. We want to solicit diverse nominations from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends Groups, other federal, state, and local government agencies, private individuals, and conservation organizations. We welcome the nomination of candidates from previous years who were not selected to receive an award. Feel free to make this application information available to any individual, group or agency you think might be interested in providing a nomination.

Nominations are due no later than November 15, 2018.

To submit a nomination, please send the appropriate form, Refuge Manager FormRefuge Employee FormRefuge Volunteer FormRefuge Friends Form, Refuge Advocate Form to Debbie Harwood via email or via snail mail:

National Wildlife Refuge Association
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Suite 905
Washington, D.C. 20036.

Questions? Email Debbie Harwood or call, 202-417-3803 x16.

View the past recipients of the National Wildlife Refuge System Awards.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/10/now-open-2018-refuge-system-awards/

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