Genesee RiverWatch is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations, projects, or events for its Elizabeth Thorndike Environmental Leadership Awards. The Awards are given to recognize significant contributions to our Mission of “championing solutions that improve the water quality of the Genesee and initiatives that connect people to the River”. Nominations are due by October 31st, 2022 for review and selection by the Board of Directors of Genesee RiverWatch.
Nominees will have have demonstrated success in (1) improving the water quality of the Genesee River Basin; (2) creating environmental, recreational, and economic assets for their communities; and/or (3) connecting people to the river by encouraging them to explore, experience, and celebrate the river.
A separate category of the awards recognizes volunteers whose work on behalf of Genesee RiverWatch has significantly aided us in furthering our Mission.
The awards are given in honor of Elizabeth Thorndike, longtime supporter of Genesee RiverWatch and one of the founders of its predecessor organization, the Center for Environmental Information.
Past Award recipients have included:
- Commissioner Norm Jones – Petten Street Access
- Robert Stryker – Jaycox Creek Agricultural Best Management Practices
- Michael Kannard – Citizen Monitoring Program Volunteer
- Oatka Creek Watershed Committee
- Seneca Park Zoo
- City of Rochester
- Genesee Headwaters Watershed Association
- Kaeti Stoss/Delta Environmental
- Mallards Dairy
- Volunteers: Chris Widmaier and Juliana Lanz.
Nominations are due by October 31st, 2022 (see instructions on form).
Awards will be recognized in person by Genesee RiverWatch and featured on its website, on YouTube and in selected media outlets.