Nominations are currently being accepted for the Wetland Warrior Awards, which honor the exemplary efforts of Delaware residents, organizations or businesses to protect state wetlands.
“Wetland Warriors are Delaware’s environmental heroes who work tirelessly to slow wetland loss, help restore degraded wetlands, preserve habitat, increase awareness of the value of wetlands and bolster the support of their protection,” said Margaret Pletta, an outreach specialist with DNREC.
Middletown resident Clif Bakhsh received a Wetlands Warrior Award last year. A member of Delaware Ducks Unlimited’s Appoquinimink Chapter, Bakhsh was recognized for his dedication to preserving open space and educating children about the benefits of wetlands.
This year’s awards will be presented to the winner at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington on July 25.
Nomination forms and additional information can be found at www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Admin/DelawareWetlands or by contacting Pletta by emailing Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 302-739-9939.