National Wetlands Awards

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2022 National Wetlands Awards!

Mark Laska
Mark Laska
Business Leadership
John White
John R. White
Scientific Research
Mick Micacchion
Mick Micacchion
Wetlands Program Development
Zachariah Perry
Zachariah Perry
Local Stewardship
Jessica Hua
Jessica Hua
Promoting Awareness

 

The National Wetlands Awards are presented annually to individuals who have excelled in wetlands protection, restoration, and education. Through coordinated media outreach, educational events, and an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, awardees receive national recognition and attention for their outstanding efforts. 

ELI and partners hosted an Awards Ceremony on May 19th, 2022 to honor the 2022 National Wetlands Awards recipients. A recording of the 2022 National Wetlands Awards ceremony is available here.

Listen here to an episode of ELI's People Places Planet podcast featuring the 2022 National Wetlands Awards winners and their perspectives on a variety of wetlands-related matters.

The winners also contributed to ELI's Vibrant Environment Blog, including Dr. Mark Laska's Wetlands: Past and Future and Mick Micacchion's Protecting the Salamander’s Home

ELI's press release announcing 2022 awardees: https://www.eli.org/news/environmental-law-institute-recognize-wetland-heroes-33rd-annual-national-wetlands-awards

NWA 2022 Awardees Group Photo

Photo credit: Rick Reinhard

The 2021 National Wetlands Awards: The 2021 NWA webinar celebrated the winners of the Awards while also exploring the momentous work of individuals, across the country, who uniquely and effectively educate communities about the importance of wetlands and spur community engagement in wetland protection efforts. View the recording of the webinar here. The 2021 celebrations concluded with the release of an episode of ELI's People Places Planet Podcast showcasing the 2021 awardees.