County Executive's Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award

In 1998 Rockland County established the County Executive Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award to recognize individuals for their contributions and achievements in preserving the County’s natural resources.

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award
Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, April 12th, 2019

The Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources is now accepting nominations for the 22nd Annual County Executive's Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award. The County Executive's Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award recognizes environmental volunteers who care for our parks, champion our watershed programs, encourage recycling, and enhance the beauty of our natural environment.

To be eligible to receive the award an individual must be at least 18 years of age and a Rockland County resident. Individuals who have been nominated in the past, but not chosen, are eligible to be re-nominated.

County Executive Ed Day will honor this year's winner at a tree planting ceremony at Kennedy Dells Park at 11a.m. on TBD.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, please call the Division of Environmental Resources at 845-364-2670 or contact via email at env@co.rockland.ny.us. To be considered, nominations must be received by Friday, April 12 th , 2019.

Examples of activities performed by previous winners:

  • Creating place-based art and science programming
  • Keeping roadways and parks free of litter and trash
  • Creating and expanding parks and preserves
  • Protecting environmentally sensitive wetlands and woods
  • Researching and advocating for water quality
  • Bridging diverse points of view on environmental issues
  • Promoting sustainability
  • Advancing reduction, reuse, and recycling
  • Founding and leading environmental action committees and coalitions
  • Reducing school bus idling to protect young lungs
  • Developing an integrated pest management program
  • Serving on the County’s Environmental Management Council

Previous Winners

1998
Diane Gruskin
2007
Jean and Robert Nelson
2016
Martus Granire
1999
Geoffrey Welch
2008
Catherine Dodge
2017
John LaPlaca
2000
George Zoebelein
2009
Alberto Baruffi
2018
Laurie Seeman
2001
Colleen and Harold Leidy
2010
Patsy Wooters
 
2002
Zipporah Fleisher
2011
Bill Baker
 
2003
Betty Hedges
2012
George Potanovic, Jr.
 
2004
Charles Schwep
2013
Peggy Kurtz
 
2005
Dr. Constantine Gletsos
2014
Deborah Munitz
 
2006
S.Hazard Gillespie
2015
Grace Meyer